Misti’s Blog: Summertime is magic

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Summer is magic. There is something about this season, when school is out and the temperatures climb and everything around you says “relax – it’s summer.” These are the months of feeling the grass under your bare feet and lying back to see what shapes the clouds make in the sky. It’s about super fresh […]

The Rewards of Growing Your Veggies

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This weekend is Tomatopalooza – our annual celebration of all things tomato – so it’s a great time to talk about the benefits of growing your own tomatoes and veggies as a part of your garden. The most obvious reason to grow your own food is taste. Yes, there is an abundance of produce in […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Here is your Interesting fact of the day – if you were to pay Mom for all the work she does for her family, her annual salary in 2019 would be $71,297. That’s according to Insure.com, which every year compiles its Mother’s Day Index by thinking of all the jobs Mom performs, looking up the average hourly […]

Gardening for Mental & Physical Fitness

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I am always singing the praises of gardening. Typically, I tend to talk about gardening as a way to beautify your home, spend time with your family and grow fabulous things – be they trees or flower beds or tasty tomatoes or veggies. Today, however, I want to take a look at the many health […]

Celebrating Earth Day

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There are few holidays or observances that are celebrated around the world regardless of your nationality or religion, but since the 1970s, April 22nd has been known worldwide as a day to promote environmental protection and show your love for Mother Earth. Earth Day started in the United States as an “environmental teach-in,” but quickly […]

Planting It Forward

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It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. -Wangari Maathai Since I started this blog last year, I’ve been asked more than once why I decided to call it “Planting It Forward.” There were several reasons the phrase spoke to me. The first was to […]

Our Commitment to Schools and Education

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As gardeners and plant enthusiasts, we’ve always believed in the importance of “cultivating” the next generation (pardon the pun). But seriously, the Warner’s family wants to see children grow up to be people who respect the earth, appreciate the scientific marvel of plants, and understand the joy of growing flowers and food in your own […]

Looking for a Few Good Team Members

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This is always an exciting time of the year for us – the Hiring Draft is almost here. Each year, we hold a draft for applicants who want to work at Warner’s, and I always look forward to that Saturday when new, fresh faces come to the nursery to show us what they’ve got. The Warner […]

Spring is Coming!

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Spring is coming. We can feel it in the nursery. It’s more than just that we’ve stocked up on seeds and soil and everything gardeners need to get ready for a new season. It’s a feeling of excitement. The days are getting longer, they’ll get warmer (eventually), and before you know it, we’ll be outdoors […]

Go Green in ’19

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Welcome to 2019! Or at least to my first blog of 2019. 😉 So here’s an interesting thing I read the other day: according to Strava, which is an app for runners and cyclists, most folks give up on their New Year’s resolutions by Jan. 12. Something like 75 or 80 percent. Isn’t that amazing? In […]