Garden Advice Blog

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Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad

  Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad is a seasonal, fresh take on fruit salad. It is colorful, elegant and delicious and makes a healthy, festive addition to any holiday table. The recipe is flexible and you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. A double...

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Cranberry Salsa

Fast & Festive Cranberry Salsa Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries (about 1 bag) 1 bunch of green onions, chopped into 1-inch pieces 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1-2 jalapeños, seeded and diced 2 limes, juiced ¾ cup white sugar Pinch of salt Put all...

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Red Velvet Beet Bars

Beets for dessert? Some of you may be fortunate enough to still have beets in the ground. If not, remember them for next year! They are easy to grow practically year round and offer delicious flavor as well as a powerful punch of nutrition and antioxidants. Try this...

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Deviled Egg Chicks

As if deviled eggs weren't tempting enough, deviled egg chicks, just emerging from their shells, make an irresistible Easter treat. This is a good use for excess hard boiled Easter eggs and, with their vertical shape, you can serve them in egg cups or egg cartons....

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Tomato-Orange Soup

For more than 35 years, folks have been coming back for more Tomato-Orange Soup at Elephants Delicatessen in Portland, Ore. Some claim it has magical healing powers or that even a taste of it brings back childhood memories. For generations of folks, it's one of the...

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Easter container gardens

  How better to celebrate springtime than with Easter container gardens bursting with color and life? Evergreen Nursery plants and sells many gorgeous container gardens each year. You’re also welcome to come up with your own combinations; we’ll put them together...

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Japanese Maples: Graceful & Gorgeous

At Evergreen Nursery we get especially excited whenever a new shipment of Japanese maples arrives. Acer palmatum, the Japanese maple, is the most widely grown maple, valued for its compact size, delicate ferny foliage and brilliant autumn colors. When many people...

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Winter Fruit Tree Care

Winter is a pivotal time for fruit trees. What you do now can determine the amount and quality of this year's homegrown fruit.   Stand up and take action against another year of stunted, scabby, worm-riddled fruit! This is the month, while trees are still...

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