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  • Rosemary Cookies with Tomato Jam

    This recipe, is a wonderful riff on short bread--not too sweet, a wonderful texture, buttery, with the surprising hint of rosemary. Tomato jam is a revelation; a little sweet, a little savory, a great match for the shortbread. A friend of Pike's discovered that the plain cookie is AMAZING dipped in [...] Read Full Article
  • Garden to Table: Labor Day Entertaining

    The herbs and tomatoes are exceptional this year! More basil than I know what to do with, and the tomatoes are amazing; plump, and juicy. Labor Day is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and share it all with friends and family in a meal that’s more special that [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall planting season is almost here

    As seen on CBS46 Atlanta - August 2014 Fall is only one month away but now is the perfect time to think about adding color to your yard. At Pike Nurseries in Atlanta, they say it is important to think about those plants that can tolerate a little chill in the air [...] Read Full Article
  • September Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Fall is for Planting. Enjoy fall shrubs with blooms and berries such as Encore Azaleas, Camellias, Witch Hazel, Cotoneaster, Dogwoods, Beautyberry, Holly, Honeysuckle and Pyracantha. Divide or transplant spring-blooming perennials. More Color Please. Bring back the color in your garden by replanting a fall crop of annual flowers - Geraniums [...] Read Full Article
  • Gardening in Small Spaces

    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!  Here are some considerations and expert techniques when planning your small [...] Read Full Article
  • Herb Garden Tower

     Full sun project Project time: 45 minutes Plant a stacked herb garden using several containers and you can have a mixed herb garden nearby even in the smallest spaces. Choose pots in 3 sizes. Fill the largest pot ¾ full of potting soil. Tamp down the soil to make it firm, add [...] Read Full Article
  • How to Repot an Orchid

    Follow our tips to repot a new or favorite orchid into a pot that fits the decor of your home or office. Indoor project Project Time: 20 minutes Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need: Orchid Bark or Orchid Mix (see our blog to learn which orchids prefer bark and which prefer an [...] Read Full Article
  • Growing Orchids

    Orchids are one of the most popular houseplants. They are elegant and graceful, yet overall easy to care for. An orchid is also a great gift that blooms much longer than cut flowers, and they can bloom again and again. Most “houseplant” orchids are epiphytic (they grow naturally in trees similar [...] Read Full Article
  • Summer Garden Care Tips

    Summertime, and the livin’ is easy with these tips and tricks for a beautiful summer garden.   Water  Water Deeply Once a Week: It’s critically important to keep your garden deeply watered during these hot dry days.  Watering deeply also permits you to water less often while your plants develop a healthy deep [...] Read Full Article
  • Summer Flowering Garden

    Full Sun Project Project time:  6 hours This beautiful summer blooming bed provides tons of color, attracts birds and butterflies, and is full of excellent long lasting cut flowers. Shopping list: 1 - 3 gallon Limelight Hydrangea 2 - 1 gallon 'Cobalt Blue' Salvia 4 - 1 gallon Russian Sage 3 - 1 gallon Coreopsis 3 - 1 [...] Read Full Article
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