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Quinoa, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS: 3   cups Quinoa - Cooked 1   cup Persimmon – thinly sliced ½  cup Roasted Leeks ½  cup Dried Cranberries ¼  cup Pomegranate seeds 2   cups Kale - Cut 1   cup Butternut Squash – Small cubes and roasted Pomegranate Glaze 1   cup Balsamic ½  cup Pomegranate Juice Citrus Vinaigrette ½  cup Orange Juice ¼  cup [...]

Perfect Paperwhites in Pots

One of the easiest and most popular winter duties is growing pots of beautiful, fragrant Paperwhite Narcissus.  Paperwhites provide clusters of white flowers and perfume the season when we you need it most, and you can time them to bloom exactly when you desire.  For a beautiful blooming centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table, start them [...]

By | 2017-07-19T15:12:39+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Fall, Gardening, Holiday, Home Decor|9 Comments

White Bean Soup with Portuguese Sausage and Kale

Serves: 4 people Prepared for: 4 people Ingredients: 1 Carrot Chopped 1 stalk of Celery Chopped 1/2 Onion Minced 1/2 tsp Garlic Chopped Pinch Crushed Red Chile 1/2 lb Cannellini Beans 1 bunch fresh Kale 1 piece Portuguese Sausage 1 cup White Wine 2 1/2 quarts of Chicken Stock Pinch Dried Oregano 1 Bay Leaf [...]

By | 2017-09-29T15:19:18+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Recipe|0 Comments

Easy Herbs for Winter

The most important word for cool weather herbs is SUN. Water deeply (as in: water slowly so that all the soil gets a drink, not just the top & sides of the pot or ground soil) once a week… and did I mention SUN? A lot of people want to grow herbs inside and while this [...]

Cool Tips for Successful Cool Season Tomatoes

One of the great pleasures of vegetable gardening is finding new and unusual varieties to grow and tantalize our taste buds. Heirloom tomatoes are one that have surged in popularity in the past several years. Tomato enthusiasts are finding bounties of bright, rainbow colored, sugar sweet flavored tomatoes that are harvested from their gardens with [...]

By | 2017-09-29T15:20:24+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Gardening|0 Comments

Extending Your Tomato Growing Season

One of the great pleasures of vegetable gardening is finding new and unusual varieties to grow and tantalize our taste buds.  Heirloom tomatoes have surged in popularity in the past several years.  Tomato enthusiasts are finding bounties of bright rainbow colored, sugar sweet flavored tomatoes that are harvested from their gardens with pride and consumed [...]

By | 2016-08-18T16:54:53+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Gardening, Tomatoes|2 Comments

What is Milkweed and How Do You Care for It?

Milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly. As a host plant, it provides the monarch larvae and adult butterflies with a food source. Milkweed belongs to the genus Asclepias, which has many different species spread out through America and Mexico. Asclepias line the migration path for these butterflies as they travel back and [...]

Designing with Succulents

Succulents and cactus have experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Their colorful, unique shaped foliage looks good year round – no flowers necessary.  They grow large and small so it’s easy to find one that will fit happily into the smallest pot, or grow up into a [...]

Using Beneficial Insects in your Garden

It is well known within the sustainability movement that an integrated approach to pest control is the best way to go. Technically, the term is “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM), and it basically means applying several well-considered methods of control to address a pest problem. […]

By | 2017-11-28T09:22:44+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Earth Day, Gardening|2 Comments