Garden Tools

The Gift That Keeps on Growing

As a child, one of my favorite Christmas stories was a book about a family that brought a living Christmas tree into their apartment, only to have it grow up to the ceiling and through holes they cut in both of their upstairs neighbors’ floors, bringing joy and new friendships to all three families. Magical potted Christmas trees notwithstanding, gardening is a hobby that brings joy and grows friendships [...]

2019-12-19T05:03:49+00:00December 11th, 2019|Garden Tools, Gift Ideas, Hot Plants, Perennials, Pruning, Winter|0 Comments

Tips to Get Your Lawn & Garden Ready For Winter

Although we’re officially only halfway through autumn, the weather we’ve experienced in the last couple of weeks has felt decidedly like winter. And, if long-range forecasters are correct, this could be just the beginning of another long winter here in the Pacific Northwest. This month, take some time to wrap up the last of your yard projects for the season and prepare your lawn and garden for the wintry [...]

2017-11-16T05:37:16+00:00November 16th, 2017|Fall, Fertilizer, Garden Tools, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Roses, Winter|2 Comments

Garden Success Made Easier

Whether you’re a novice gardener or lifelong green thumb, you’ve undoubtedly learned that gardening requires dedicated upkeep. But as someone who loves to garden—and help others do the same—I’m always on the lookout for easier ways to get better results. If you’re interested in ways to make your garden successful with less effort, here are some tips to try this summer. First, choose the right plants to fit your needs. [...]

Great Gardener Gift Ideas

The Christmas season is well underway: lights are up, Christmas music fills the radio waves and December calendars are packed with parties and family get-togethers. While gardening may not be foremost in your mind this month, there are plenty of gift-worthy items you’ll find at Vander Giessen's that you can give to your favorite gardener—or add to your own wishlist—this Christmas season. For most gardeners, one of the most-used tools [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:48+00:00December 10th, 2015|Garden Tools, Gift Ideas|0 Comments

A Cure for the Spring Itch

Even though it's still January, I have to admit I’m already feeling the itch to start doing some work around the yard, a sentiment I normally don’t feel until February at some point. If you’re also beginning to feel the “need to weed” or get gardening, here are some recommendations to keep you busy without getting ahead of yourself. First, let me offer a word of caution. Last year [...]