Category Archives: Gardening

York County: “Come See Me” Flower Show & more!

It’s that time of year again — the annual “Come See Me” festival in Rock Hill! Ten days of “fabulous family fun,” through April 16. Events include the Catawba Native American Pow-Wow, Junior League’s Spring Market, zipline canopy tour, the frog hoppin’ contest, Quilts of York County display, pottery shows, live music, food and so much more!

Being a rabid gardener, I’m most looking forward to the “Come See Me Flower Show,” which will be Tuesday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The FREE show will be at Glencairn Gardens, in The Bigger House, 725 Crest St. Floral designs, horticulture exhibits, vendors and more!

Click here to find all of the “Come See Me” events: Festival


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Garden craft: Silver number pots

Jo over at SmileMonsters blog has a cute way to dress up garden containers. Attracted by a set of galvanized pots from Farmhouse Wares, she decided to makes her the frugal way — with terra cotta pots and a bit of ingenuity.

Check out the link and make your own! Don’t care for the numbers? Use plant names! Or how about your house number, for pots on the front porch?

Click here to learn how: Numbered pots

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Fellow gardeners: Inexpensive, non-GMO veggie seeds!

Need some vegetable seeds? Want old-time, non-hybrid varieties? Want them inexpensively and for a very low shipping cost??

Here’s what you do!

Head over to I’ve bought seeds from this company before, and below is a list of reasons why the company is so wonderful:

“Pay just $1.00 per package, and get a whole lot more garden seeds, from someone you can trust. . . We hand label and package our garden seeds, right here in our own home. You won’t be buying a package that is all pretty, that hides the actual seeds from sight, so you will know how many you are getting. And we don’t use customer numbers, we treat people as people.
“All of our flower and vegetable garden seeds are packaged in clear ziplock poly bags. This allows you to grow the garden seeds you want, and reseal the package for planting later, or sharing the extra seeds with friends and family. Nope, no pretty pictures either. We label the packets with their common name and variety, so you know what they are.

“All of the garden seeds we sell for just $1.00 per package are old time favorites, and many are heirloom varieties. You won’t find GMO seeds [genetically modified] here. These are the same garden seeds we grow in our own gardens here in Upstate NY in zone 5, and do well almost anywhere else.

“Best yet, not only do you get more garden seeds for just $1.00 per package, but you also will pay the Industry’s lowest shipping rates. Our maximum shipping charge is only $5.00, no matter how many packages of seed you purchase at once. Even better is that a few packages only cost you the price of a postage stamp and an envelope, “SASE up to Three“. For orders of 1 to 3 packages, the shipping is only $1.00. 4 to 10 packages is just $2.50.

“And finally, what separates us most from all of our competitors, is our community service commitments. When we finish the end of the season, we clear out our inventory by donating all of the leftover garden seeds to community gardens all over the US.”

Sounds great, doesn’t it? I highly recommend them!


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Grow your own goodness: Free tomato seeds

Red Robin is encouraging kids to grow their “own goodness” with a free pack of Heinz tomato seeds.

Go here and then click on the banner that looks this! You’ll arrive at the Kids page; if the banner is showing dinner and a movie, or the cook-off, just click on the little number 1 at the bottom of the banner. Happy planting!

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York County: Gardening show debuts Saturday on WRHI radio

Don’t know about you, but I was totally bummed when “Carolina Gardener” ended its run last month on WBT. I love talk radio and I love gardening!

But here’s the good news: “The Gardener’s Bench” debuts Saturday, March 5, on WRHI (94.3FM/1340AM) from 8-9:30 a.m.

Have gardening questions? Call in! The hosts are Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson and Master Arborist Dave Powell. Call them during the show at 324-1340.

Plants, pests, trees, lawns, fertilizers . . . they can handle it all!

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Free 3-year subscription to “Living the Country Life” magazine!

Sign up and get a free THREE-year subscription to Living the Country Life magazine (12 issues). No credit card required and no subscription to cancel.  Living The Country Life magazine is filled with landscape, gardening, recipe, building and family life ideas to make the most of your country living.

Click here to get yours: Country Life

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2 free gardening guides: Wildflowers and vegetables

To receive a free copy of Wildseed Farms’ “2011 Wildflower Reference Guide and Seed Catalog,” just zip over to their website. Then check out their gorgeous seeds, herbs, specialty foods and more!

If you’d rather have the info in a PDF file to save on your computer, you can download it from the same page.

Click here to order it (via mail or PDF): Wildflowers

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Burpee Home Gardens has made available a free e-version of their vegetable garden guide, Garden Fresh Garden Fresh helps answer basic gardening questions such as what vegetables you should grow, how much and when.

To download your free copy, click here: Vegetable Garden Guide

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