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Guaranteeing Life?

Let me begin by saying that our garden center guarantees plants today and will continue to do so for years to come! For years I have wanted to write this article and have struggled to find the right verbiage that would accurately convey my thoughts,...

Princess Pine

The holiday season is upon us and its time to do some decorating! Swapping out our planters filled with “Mum’s” and cabbage and exchanging them for something more thoughtful than just Alberta Spruce. Maybe you’ll use some holiday greens like Red pine or Fraser fir?...

A Win-Lose Weekend

The first week of professional football 2016 had my wife and me keeping a promise to our daughter Olivia. A split household, only during football season, my wife’s team is the Giants and ours is the Cowboys. We promised Olivia that we would take her...

‘Central Perk’

Those of you who remember the popular sitcom Friends, I’m sure remember the iconic coffee shop ‘Central Perk’. A play on words, this article has nothing to do about Gunther and the rest of the cast of Friends, and everything to do with Central Park...

A Patriotic Grass

One of the hottest plants to jump off our shelves this past spring and summer was a blue grama grass, Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’. The last plant I can recall that leapt off our shelves with such fervor was Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ a number of...

“Ghetto Palm”

Our daughter Olivia loves the television show “Cake Boss”, Buddy Valastro’s show about his business Carlo’s Bakery. Known for a variety of cookies and elaborate cakes, it’s his cannoli that has helped turn our daughter into a “foodie”. Located on Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ,...

Paint Outside The Lines With ‘Picasso Paintbrush’

Every garden center carries an assortment of annual bedding plants in the spring and summer. For most, as soon as Mother’s Day arrives, their carts are filled impatiens, begonias and marigolds. Often I wonder why customers fall into a rut, planting the same thing over...

Somewhere Between Cerulean and Arctic

Ice Breakers sugar free peppermint gum is a Hershey’s candy product that has been in their portfolio since 2000. Acquired from Nabisco, this intense minty gum is wrapped in electric blue and every time I see this product, on the shelf at our local convenience...

Network of Quality Trees

“Network is a 1976 American satirical black comedy-drama film about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film won four Academy Awards and in 2000, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of...

Denizens of The Swamp

One of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen is at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located in National Harbor, Maryland. This hotel, located in the Oxon Hill community, opened in 2008. August of 2014 I resided there for a few days...

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