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  • Mason Jar Fruit Cake

    Mason Jar Fruit Cake

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    When winter is upon us, it’s hard to remember the green days of summer, with veggies waiting to be picked, and flowers everywhere, and fresh fruit hanging from the trees and vines… you know.  Basically we end up just wanting to hunker down with seed catalogs […]

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  • Popcorn On The Cob

    POP up some Halloween fun!

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    When it comes to fall plants, everyone immediately thinks of pumpkins and we’re no exception.  But today we wanted to shed a little spotlight on another fall plant that starts with “p”: popcorn!  October is National Popcorn Popping Month, probably because this tasty snack is […]

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    Fun Fall Day with the Kids Grow Club!

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    We had a fantastic Saturday with our Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club this past weekend! The mini-Green Thumbs didn’t let a little rain stop them as they filled our market greenhouse with smiles, laughter and plenty of “beginner naturalist” knowledge.  They started out the […]

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  • Customer Appreciation Sale!

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    Usually our blog is a place for fun facts, timely tips and sharing our love of plants, and we save the sales info for our Green Thumb Specials page.  But this week we know that the avid gardeners out there need to know about our […]

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    It’s Not Just What we Grow…

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    The combination of the first days of July and local temps breaking 90 degrees this week means summer has definitely arrived.  And THAT means the start of control season.  Lawn weeds, garden weeds, grubs, insects, animal damage… you name it, summer’s got it.  So when you […]

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    Happy #PollinatorWeek!

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    “Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration  of the valuable ecosystem […]

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  • Tiki Torch Wine Bottles

    DIY: Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

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    This Thursday finds us hosting our first (sold-out!) workshop in our new outdoor workshop area: “Buzz Off! Create-Your-Own Mosquito-Beater Planter.”  For those who aren’t attending, and in the spirit of making our outdoor spaces less buggy any way possible, check out this awesome DIY/repurposing idea […]

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    Make Your Outdoor Space Your Favorite Room of the House!

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    Early this spring, our landscape division found a few spare moments between snowplow trips to create an outdoor room/workshop area.  The results are pretty fantastic: As you can see, Van Putte Landscape demonstrated several of the latest trends in hardscape materials and techniques here, including […]

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    Kitchen Gardens – Useful beauty for busy folks!

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    Today’s busy families and working professionals may not have time to till and tend a half acre vegetable garden, but that doesn’t mean homegrown vegetables are out of reach.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and an historical gardening style from France combines the production of food […]

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Mother’s Day is a notable holiday for gardeners in NYS since it’s the date after which plants are usually safe from frost.  This year (2014) we may be a week or two behind after the cold winter and wet spring we’ve had, but hardier flowers […]

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