Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming has been on the rise in America in recent years, with more and more people looking to grow their own flowers. There are many reasons for this growth, including the increasing popularity of locally grown flowers, the desire to have fresh flowers on hand...
December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

At Blue Gables Farm, sunset is at 4:43 PM every day from 11/30 thru 12/14, and then it’s 4:44 PM on 12/15 and 4:45 PM by 12/18. It never gets darker earlier than right now! We will celebrate more on December 15, than on December 22, the day after the winter solstice. ...
Today is World Soil Day!

Today is World Soil Day!

World Soil Day, observed annually on December 5, serves as a global reminder of the critical role that soil plays in sustaining life and promoting environmental well-being. Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, this day aims...
Praying mantises and other good flower-garden bugs

Praying mantises and other good flower-garden bugs

When we think of bugs, we often think of pests that devour our gardens and leave them in ruins. But there are many good bugs that are essential for a healthy garden ecosystem. These bugs help to pollinate plants, control pests, and break down organic matter. Good Bugs...
Blue Gables fall 2023 market schedule

Blue Gables fall 2023 market schedule

Clarksville Commons Thanksgiving Market 12230 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 November 18, 10am-2pm Lauren’s Garden Center Makers Market 13554 Triadelphia Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 November 25, 10am-5pm Howard County Arts Council’s Holiday Maker...
Today is National Farmers Day!

Today is National Farmers Day!

National Farmers Day is celebrated annually on October 12 in the United States. It is a day to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of farmers and ranchers across the country. Farmers and ranchers play a vital role in our economy, providing us with the...