Garden Pest Control
June 12, 2021
You work hard to create and maintain a garden, but pests can quickly wreak havoc on your produce. Being aware of the signs, effects, and treatments can help quickly save your plants and avoid pest problems in the future. Most insect issues are cyclical and happen at very similar times each year. Being aware of certain issues that your plants may...
Creating an Outdoor Space
May 27, 2021
Gardening and landscaping is a fun, healthy, fulfilling hobby that benefits our communities and our world. Here are some tips on creating a beautiful landscape and outdoor space at your home. Getting Started The number one advice to new gardeners is to be creative and have fun! Use colors, styles, & plants that appeal to you. Incorporate garden...
Roasted Rainbow Veggies w/ Carrot Top Herb Pesto
April 19, 2021
Ingredients: Purple cauliflower floretts Rainbow carrots, halved Beets, sliced Avocado oil Sea salt & pepper Directions: Toss vegetables in oil, salt and pepper until coated. Roast at 350 for 15- 25 minutes until desired tenderness Pesto Ingredients: 4 C spinach/ carrot tops/ parsley 2 TBS Tuscan Herb olive oil 1/4 C avocado 1/4 C walnuts 1/4 C...
Building a Raised Bed
April 12, 2021
Raised garden beds are an excellent way to organize your garden! They help keep your bed weed free and can keep predators, such as rabbits, out of your garden. They also allow for much easier access since their height alleviates the need to bend over. Most beneficial of all, they’re fairly easy to make! Preparation There are several ways to...
April 1, 2021
Weeds. They’re inevitable. If you have a yard, you’re going to have weeds. But, instead of chemicals and weed killer, try an environmentally friendly alternative like fabric. As you’re starting to update the landscaping around your home and prepare flower beds, consider a landscape fabric or weed mat to help control weeds. Colonial is your...
Spring Seed Starting
March 1, 2021
Tips & Tricks on Seed Starting As the seasons change from winter to spring, the days get longer and warmer, we start to get that itch. The itch to go outside, to play in the soil, to plan our gardens, to think about color, lawn care, and outdoor living. So, as you start to think about preparing your garden, here are some tips for starting seeds.
2021 Annuals with Mike Deree
February 21, 2021
1) Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo Double Plumtastic’ Calibracoa ‘Minifamous Neo Double Plumtastic’ sports two tone purple complementary colored double flowers on a strong plant that will trail up to 10″ over the course of the season. 2) Calibracoa ‘Hula Gold Medal’ Calibracoa ‘Hula Gold Medal’ will trail to 10″ over the season, all the while...
February 5, 2021
Putting Brambles to Bed During the harsh Midwest winter months, it’s important that just as we cover perennials or garden vegetables, we protect our berry plants. The crew at Colonial Farms is diligent about selecting the opportune time to get the berry plants in our bramble patch covered. The berries at Colonial were bred in Clarksville,...
Healthy Soil, Healthy Life
January 22, 2021
Soil is life. You’ve heard us say it. You’ve seen it on our t-shirts. But, is it really something we believe in and practice? YES! At Colonial Gardens, we 100% back the notion that healthy soil is the root of all things living. Soil itself is even a living thing. The produce you see in the Colonial Farms Market, the starter plants growing in the...