Like peanut butter and jelly

Like peanut butter and jelly

There are some pairings in the world that just seem to go together perfectly, like peanut butter and jelly or ranunculus and anemones, two flowers that herald the arrival of the warm season after the dreary winter months.

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We have a new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

We have a new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

For gardeners and farmers across the United States, the Plant Hardiness Zone Map published by the US Department of Agriculture is an essential guide to what crops and plants can thrive in their local climate. You may have missed it, but USDA revised its map in 2023. ...

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Slow Flowers

Slow Flowers

The US cut flower industry has undergone major upheaval since 2000 in the face of global competition. Yet this period has also seen promising signs of rebirth and innovation in local flower production. Jumbo Jets Imports have heavily disrupted the domestic cut flower...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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