Kurt Says Water Wisely
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by Goffle Brook Farms
2d ago
Looks like we're in for a run of scorchers the next week and a half. Temperatures climbing into the high to mid nineties for quite a stretch with little or spotty rain forecast. Man those iced teas are gonna quench your thirst while relaxing on the patio. Don't forget your porch/patio containers and your garden beds. Chances are those plants are going to be mighty thirsty also ..read more
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Mandevilla – Spectacular Blooms for Your Garden
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by Goffle Brook Farms
5d ago
Mandevilla – Spectacular Blooms for Your Garden - Bold and showy, mandevilla definitely makes a dramatic statement in landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. It’s also lovely in landscape beds and borders — and is frequently used to climb up and over arbors, trellises, and mailbox posts. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees appreciate the nectar-filled, tube-shaped flowers of both vining and mounding mandevilla varieties ..read more
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Geranium Bevans Variety
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1w ago
Geranium Bevans Variety - This is woodland edge plant (or light deciduous forest plant) and looks the best as a groundcover in half shade, or woodland garden. Bright fragrant magenta-pink blossoms with conspicuous veining and decorative deep red sepals highlight dense mounds of pine-scented foliage ..read more
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Blazing Star | Liatris spicata
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1w ago
Liatris spicata - Blazing star are butterfly magnets. When in bloom it’s not unusual to see clusters of monarchs jockeying for position on the purple flower spikes – which is why regionally native blazing star species have been included on nearly all of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Monarch Nectar Guides ..read more
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Euphorbia – Martinii Ascot Rainbow
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1w ago
Euphorbia – Martinii Ascot Rainbow - Its narrow leaves are eye catching with yellow, green, and light green foliage. Leaves turn deep red in winter and during the cooler months the foliage at the ends of the stems becomes flushed with shades of red, pink, and orange ..read more
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Lamium Maculatum – Shell Pink Spotted Dead Nettle
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1w ago
Looking for a groundcover for shade? One that’s easy to grow, easy to divide, drought tolerant? One that puts on a show with its heart shaped leaves that are splashed with a streak of silver. Top that off with its soft pink blossoms that it puts forth profusely from mid spring through late summer, and what do you have? Lamium maculatum ‘Shell Pink’ Spotted Dead Nettle ..read more
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Grow a Victory Garden
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1M ago
Victory gardens came into being during the era of World War 1 and 2. They were a means to boost morale and supplement food rationing, today these gardens today symbolize self-sufficiency and a return to basics of our daily lives. They are tailored in this day and age for both urban and sub-urban communities and homes and are a means by which we can cultivate our own fresh, healthy produce, reducing reliance on processed grocery store food ..read more
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Vegetable Garden Plants
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1M ago
One of my best gardening memories is of planting vegetables again after waiting so long. And now that the weather and soil are warming up there’s a plethora of good eats to get in the ground, all the while basking in the sun’s warmth, working the soil with your hands, and getting dirt beneath your fingernails ..read more
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Pecan Rosemary Chocolate Mint Basil Candied Bacon with Frank’s Honey
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1M ago
Alton Brown and "good EATS" got nothing on us when it comes to this twist I concocted on Pecan Rosemary Candied Bacon. Simple to create with only 7 ingredients and having a brief making time of only 30 minutes, this savory complement to scrambled eggs is mouth watering sweetness with a tang that is simply delicious ..read more
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Rosemary – salvia rosmarinus
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by Goffle Brook Farms
1M ago
If you are into herb gardening with culinary herbs, rosemary plant (Salvia rosmarinus) is an excellent choice for both the garden beds and for growing in containers. It is a fragrant herb that grows as a perennial with a rounded growth habit features slender, needle-like, grayish-green leaves on upright erect woody stem that put forth clusters of small, blue, lavender, or white flowers that appear in late spring thru early summer ..read more
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