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2389 S. Highway 33, Driggs, ID
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01 Apr 2019

Spring is here!

We know that also means snow storms, rain and plenty of mud, but it’s April and we are beginning to jump into the growing season. This month we anticipate the arrival of our first flowers, veggie starts and herbs into the greenhouse.
Grass seed and garden seeds are in stock along with seed starting supplies. All remaining 2018 seeds are half price. Limited quantities of bare root raspberries, rhubarb and asparagus will be arriving soon. Bare root plants will only be available until Mother’s Day or until we sell out.
Get a jump on spring cleanup as the snow melts. Rakes, pruners, shovels and gloves will all be handy. VIG members now receive 15% off all tools and gloves year-round.
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01 Oct 2018

20th Annual Fall Fest

Our 20th annual Fall Fest is Saturday, October 20th from 12-3.

The MD tradition of free family fun for our community continues for our 20th year! Celebrate the season with games, pumpkin painting, a photo booth, hayrides, face painting and a mini Farmer’s Market. Bakers can show off their skills in the Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off upstairs at Marigold Café. Pie judging is at 3:00.
To celebrate our 20th Fall Fest, we’ll have $20 one day only specials you won’t want to miss!

We’ll be accepting donations to support the Teton Valley Education Foundation at the pumpkin painting activity. Bring some cash and support this valuable community resource!

20 Jul 2018

Choosing the Right Perennials

Perennials are flowers that return each season by growing up from their roots. These flowers add beauty and value to any landscape. From the scents, colors, textures, sizes, and shapes, perennials offer so much. They can also attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and curiosity. Many varieties are great for cutting to bring into your home or to offer as gifts. In order to make sure you have the right perennials selected for your gardens here are a few ideas to help you get started:

Know what zone you live in. A simple google search with your zip code will tell you your USDA plant climate zone, but in Teton County Idaho & Wyoming we are primarily zones 3 and 4. Plant zones help as a starting point, but there are many microclimates, soils, and wildlife pressures that can affect the success of any plant.

Be an observer and take note of flowers and colors you like and dislike. Mother Nature has perfected color combinations and inspiration can be drawn from fields of flowers you see along local mountain trails.

Consider the location of where you want to plant flowers and observe that spot before planting anything. Is the spot shady but with intense heat at the end of the day? Is the location hot and windy? Do you have a way to deliver water? Does the area drain correctly or does water pool? Are there nearby rodent populations that are hungry to gobble up your prized flowers? Being observant before your shop for plants will help alleviate the heartache and frustration of planting something you love in the wrong spot.

Few perennials bloom all season long, so it’s best to grow a variety with different bloom times for season-long color. As some perennials are finished blooming, others will be just starting and you can have something in flower from April until September. Observing your own garden or others will give you an idea if you’re are lacking color at one point in the season. Don’t forget to plant flowering bulbs like daffodils and crocus for pops of early season color.

The last thing to consider is the mature size of the plant. Taller plants usually are best at the back of your garden while the short perennials are great for borders. Don’t be tempted to crowd new plants too close together. This will lead to a maintenance nightmare a few years down the road. It’s good to consider how you might view your flowers from different vantages on your property (from the driveway, looking from the inside out, etc). Accounting for the final size of your plants before planting will leave you with a visually pleasing display.

With all of this in mind it can be sometimes very confusing on which perennials to choose. Our friendly staff can help guide you through the choices and set you up for a beautiful flower garden that you can enjoy for years to come!

15 Mar 2018

Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market Ends March 17th

…and we couldn’t have done it without you!
We are so grateful for our fantastic vendors and the support of our community for making this a great season. If you haven’t experienced the market yet, don’t miss your last chance to do so. Get out of the house and enjoy live music from noon-2, raffle prizes and of course, local offerings of cheese, bread, grass-fed beef, ceramics, gluten-free goodies, preserves and so much more!

21 Feb 2018

February Book Sale

We love books and are passing the love on to you!
Visit the book nook upstairs in the MD gift shop and browse our selection of gardening, homesteading, children’s, DIY books and cookbooks. Get educated and inspired.
All books are 20% off all month!

10 Jan 2018

Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market

The Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market encourages the community to support the local economy throughout the winter. The market does this by providing
growers, producers, artisans, and small business owners of the Greater Teton Valley Region an alternative marketing opportunity to sell their
goods directly to the consumer. By offering the community an indoor market outlet, producers and consumers have the chance to continue
developing relationships with one another to mutually support the local economy year round.

The Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market returns for its fourth season beginning January 6th. Kick off the New Year in our heated greenhouse with locally raised beef, prepared foods, bread and mustard. Fill your tummies with tempting Thai food, gluten-free baked goods, preserves and cheese. Enjoy live music from 12-2 each week featuring local talent and enter to win a weekly raffle prize courtesy of our awesome vendors. The Winter Market will continue every Saturday from 10:00-3:00 through March 17th.

Interested vendors or musicians can contact the market manager at wfmarket@mdlandscapinginc.com for more information.

11 Oct 2017

19th Annual Fall Fest

In its 19th year, the Fall Festival at MD is happening Saturday October 21st from 12-3. Join us in our greenhouse for an afternoon free family fun including games, activities, face painting and hayrides. Donations will be collected at the pumpkin painting tables to support the Teton Valley Education Foundation, so bring some cash. A mini farmer’s market and a pumpkin pie bake off round off the event. Pie contestants can bring their finest pumpkin pie to our expert judges upstairs at Marigold Café. The Bake off winner earns a $50 MD gift card.
Wear a costume for fun!

19 Jan 2017

Bird of the Month: American Goldfinch

 

Goldfinches are common in grassy meadows and weedy areas where they feed on thistle and other seeds. The male American Goldfinch is easily recognized by its bright yellow color and black and white striped wings, whereas the females have a dull, olive color. Their plumage changes to a muted olive green or brown color in winter. Goldfinches are very acrobatic and can land on a grass or thistle stalk to feed.  They nest mid- summer once their main food source, weed seeds, are readily available. Typically goldfinches produce one brood of chicks a year. Goldfinches are a year round resident in Teton Valley and are easily attracted to bird feeders, preferring sunflower and nyger (thistle) seed.  To attract goldfinches to your yard, try hanging a thistle feeder or thistle sock. Feeders should be placed near other small trees or shrubs so birds have safe cover while they eat.

 winter goldfinch plumage

 

04 Jan 2017

Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market

The Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s market returns for its third season beginning January 7th.  Kick off the New Year in our heated greenhouse with local honey, art work and prepared foods. Fill your tummies with tempting baked goods, eggs, locally made cheese, preserves and meat. Enjoy live music from 11-1 each week featuring local artists each week. The Winter Market will continue every Saturday from 10:00-3:00 through March 18th. Stay in tune with the latest news and updates.  Follow the market on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tetonvalleywintermarket/

03 Jan 2017

The holidays are over, what should I do with my Christmas tree?

Don’t just toss that tannenbaum, try these alternate ways repurpose your Christmas tree.

• ‘Plant’ your tree outside. Go out and stick it in the snow. Birds love evergreens for protection in the winter months. This is also a great way to visualize any future tree placements!
• Use the boughs as cover. Do you have a spot near your house that is always bare in the winter? Use the boughs as insulation for perennials flower beds where snow cover is unreliable.
• Make coasters and trivets. Saw the trunk into ½ inch rounds, sand until smooth and coat with polyurethane. These make a great gift.
• Feed the fire. Make it a party and burn it in an outdoor fire pit. It’s best to wait a few months for the wood to dry out. Solstice party anyone?
• Recycle it. Many communities take trees and chip them into mulch to be given away or to be used in public areas. Locally, undecorated and tinsel-free trees can be dropped off for free at the rodeo grounds in Jackson any time before the end of January or recycled at the transfer station in Driggs during operating hours.