Spring 2011 Newsletter

Guest Writer Dennis Schrader
Guest Writer Dennis Schrader

One of the best ways to make a statement in the garden is to add a beautiful structural element…. I’m not talking about a gazebo, decorative fence or pergola but another type of element that offers some hard lines to a garden and gives it a focal point to boot. A beautiful structural element comprised of its most essential basic ingredients could simply be a plant in a pot.

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Featured Product: Olive Oil Urn
Featured Product: Olive Oil Urn

If you were to pick just one pot to place in your garden as a focal point, the versatile Olive Oil Urn would be a good choice.

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Featured Garden: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Featured Garden: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I admit to being a little prejudiced, but I love the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I grew up in Brooklyn, and this is where, on class trips from P.S. 207, I was first exposed to horticulture.

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Planting Instructions
Planting Instructions

Seibert & Rice terra cotta is the most durable terra cotta in the world. With proper care these pots can be left outdoors year round in even the harshest climates and will last for generations.

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A recipe from Tuscany:  Fried Zucchini Blossoms
A recipe from Tuscany: Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Last year when we brought you the recipe for Impruneta’s famous Peposa, we received so many emails from people who tried and enjoyed the dish, that we thought we’d share some more recipes from the region. One of our favorite treats is fried zucchini blossoms. Whenever they are on the menu in Italy, we order them. Whenever we see the blossoms in our local farmers’ markets, we buy them. This simple dish is one of Tuscany’s best.

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What We’re Reading Now
What We’re Reading Now

Check out the gardening books and blogs we are enjoying these days.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 21st: Earthly Delights
Sunday, June 5th: Garden Conservancy Open Days
Saturday June 18th: Much Ado about Madoo

See us at the upcoming garden events