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Garden Gab

Tomato Tamato

Posted on May 20, 2022 in Garden Gab

The weather is warming up and you are getting the itch to plant, so you head over to Prairie View and bee line it to the vegetable house to get your tomatoes.  But when you arrive there, you realize there are literally hundreds of flats of tomatoes, and they all look the same even though […]

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Not All Soils Are Created Equal

Posted on February 17, 2022 in Garden Gab

Let talk dirt!  Or what I really should say is soil.  So often these terms are used interchangeably but not all soils are created equal. Sure, they look similar but in science class you will learn that soil usually contains the following ingredients-minerals, organic matter, living organisms, gas, and water.  Dirt, on the other hand […]

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Let’s Get Back To Basics

Posted on January 17, 2022 in Garden Gab

So often I have customers come in and say to me, I want a flower that blooms all growing season and comes back year after year.  Sadly, I must inform them that in reality no such flower exists. “Why?” they ask.  And the simple answer is every living thing needs to rest or it will […]

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Posted on December 17, 2021 in Garden Gab

Who hasn’t wished they could plant beautiful container gardens like the pros?  You walk through your local garden center and see container after container of perfectly coordinated plants.  They seem almost magical. And you think to yourself, I could never do that.  Well, I’m here to tell you, you can do that.   Yes, we […]

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Holiday Bonus from Prairie View

Posted on November 6, 2020 in Garden Gab

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is that 2020 is a year we will never forget.  I keep kicking myself that I didn’t take any pictures of the all craziness that occurred but maybe it is all for the best since I’m pretty sure none of us will forget it anyway.  […]

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June 1st Updates

Posted on May 31, 2020 in Garden Gab

Wow!  This spring has sure been a whirlwind.  We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of our family farm.  It has been wonderful to see old friends and to make some new ones along the way.  Our mostly new staff has stepped up and met the challenge of keep […]

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4/29 Availability Updates

Posted on April 30, 2020 in Garden Gab

For those who need or prefer our curbside pickup, we have new updated availabilities. We are making a few changes to the program that are necessary to be able to provide this service and open our doors to walk in traffic.   We are accepting orders 24/7 by email or through online store ONLY! For […]

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Guidelines for a Safe Shopping Experience

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Garden Gab

We are excited to announce the Governor is allowing us to open on May 1st with some changes to how we normally operate. All these changes are being made to keep both the staff and our customers healthy. 2020 Safe Shopping Guidelines 1) Only 1 or 2 members of your household may enter the garden […]

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Plant Availability for 4/17 – We are OPEN for online and email orders.

Posted on April 16, 2020 in Garden Gab

And so the 2020 season begins!  It may have been different in the past.  But gardeners are by nature… optimists.  We believe in tomorrows!  So we got this! Our April Hours:  Wednesday – Sunday 9am-4pm  (Due to a reduced staff – we will closed Monday & Tuesday) This is hopefully short term and may change […]

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We will be OPEN for Online and Phone Orders with Curbside Pickup

Posted on April 9, 2020 in Garden Gab

This wasn’t the way I ever imagined opening our garden center 20 years ago.  It was suppose to be a happy place filled with flowers and people. But this spring …..we will have a happy place filled with flowers and no people…. at least for a little while.  As of Tuesday, the governor clarified how […]

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