Holiday Gift Tips

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One of the great blessings of this time of year is that it gives us a chance to celebrate and focus on others, and the perfect opportunity to thank them for the impact they have in our lives all year long. There’s obviously those nearest and dearest to you, but there’s also a whole group […]

Making the Holidays a Little Merrier

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With Thanksgiving this week, we are officially into the holiday swing of things. I love this time of year, but I know how crazy it can be. There’s even a term for it – “festive stress.” So what do we need to do to make the holidays a little more merry and a lot less hairy? […]

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

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It’s only a couple of weeks away; the Christmas trees are coming. For many of us, that jewel of spruce, fir or pine twinkling with lights and decked out with treasured ornaments is the centerpiece of our holiday celebrations. But every year families throughout our nation go through the big debate – get a live […]

The Story Behind Dottie’s Garden Coffee Shoppe

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So why put a coffee shop inside of a nursery? Back when my husband, Dan, and I started to get involved in the management of Warner’s Nursery & Landscaping, my Dad sent the two of us on a tour of garden centers in England. It was an amazing trip, and one thing I noticed was […]

Time to Celebrate Fall

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Do you love being outside during fall as much as I do? What’s not to love – turning Aspen trees, crisp mornings, fresh apple cider (and, wow, did we have a bumper crop of apples this year!) And even while we are cleaning up our gardens in preparation of winter, there’s still some planting that […]

Warner’s on Wheels

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I love the crew at Warner’s Nursery. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing management team. They are big believers in figuring out new ways to reach our customers and seize on new, fun ideas that keep us fresh and relevant. Which is why I’m so proud of our newest innovation – Warner’s […]

Hooray for Houseplants

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Summer’s on its way out and the cooler evenings are forcing us back inside. Which makes this the perfect time to talk about the unsung heroes of our homes and offices – the humble houseplant. Plants in your home or where you work have lots of terrific benefits for your physical and emotional health. Because houseplants […]

Getting Ready for Fall!

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It’s late summer and the tendency is to slow down our gardening efforts. We are harvesting from our veggie gardens, but with the shorter days and kids back at school, our gardens aren’t the high priority they once were. But transitioning from summer to fall can be incredibly rewarding, and I’d hate for you to miss […]

Summer: It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

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All the signs of the end of summer are popping up. The mornings are getting crisp; the kids are getting ready to head back to school; and some of those lovely flowers you planted in your garden are looking a little – well, done. But don’t give up on summer yet! We haven’t even gotten […]

Slowing Down to Enjoy the Summer

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Around this time every year, it occurs to me that possibly the most important thing about your garden space is not how it looks or what you are growing, but that it be the place where you take full advantage of how summer seems to slow things down and make our lives less hectic. Now […]