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14 Jul 2016

Recipes From A Garden

Watermelon & Mint Salad

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Simple, sweet, salty and totally refreshing, take this dish to your next potluck gathering.

8 Cups of cubed watermelon, chilled

¼ Cup freshly squeezed lime juice

½ Cup chopped fresh mint leaves

1 Cup crumbled feta or mini boconcini (fresh mozzarella) balls

Combine all ingredients and serve.

 

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14 Jul 2016

Easy Herbs for Teton Gardens

Herbs are a great addition to a home garden. Combined with other flowers or in a spot of their own, these perennial herbs will perform reliably season after season. A sunny pot with decent soil good drainage is all they need. Not only can these be used in cooking, but they combine beautifully with other flowers and attract pollinating insects. As an added bonus, voles, deer and gophers tend to leave them alone.

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1-Oregano: Grow this hardy perennial from seed or from starts. Oregano is fantastic in Mediterranean dishes. Small clusters of pink flowers bloom mid-summer and are nice as a cut flower.

2-Chives: Chives are a very versatile member of the onion family. These are easily started from seed. Pretty purple tufts top the slender green stalks. The flowers and stems are edible and the mild oniony flavor is nice in salads, soups, eggs, potato salad or anywhere you’d like a little punch of flavor.

3-Thyme: This woody-stemmed perennial grows best in a well-drained sunny spot. There are many different varieties and all are edible but common or English thyme and lemon thyme are the best bets for cooking. Thyme is super versatile and can be used on its own alongside other herbs.

4-Mint: Mint is a very vigorous perennial and we recommend planting it on its own in a container or in a separate area of the garden. It spreads easily from underground roots. Use mint in salads, cocktails or steep the leaves for tea.

5-Sage: Sage has lovely pink flower spires atop its fragrant soft green leaves. It’s pretty enough to use in flower bouquets, but it is also wonderful with roasted potatoes, squash, chicken and turkey.

If you can’t use herbs fresh, try one of these simple techniques for preserving your herbs for later use:

DRYING:  This is best for herbs such as sage, oregano, thyme and mint. Tie herbs into bunches and hang to dry in a cool, dark spot. Herbs can also be laid flat in a cool dark spot. When leaves are completely brittle, they can be crumbled and stored in glass jars or in zip top bags.  Save some extras for holiday gift-giving.

FREEZING: Use a food processor and whiz clean herbs and a bit of water together. Pack into ice cube trays and freeze. Once the herb cubes are frozen, pop them out and store in a zip top freezer bag for later use.

VINEGAR INFUSION: This works well with most herbs and makes a beautiful gift. Put a few sprigs of herbs into a glass jar. Top with white wine vinegar and let steep for two weeks. Strain into a bottle or jar.

14 Jul 2016

Father’s Day Specials & Gifts

Father’s Day June 19th

Our gift shop has a bunch of new, manly gifts dad might just love.

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day:

  • Surreal™ faux log coolers: Made in the USA, these lightweight coolers are built from molds of real logs. Just add ice and his favorite drinks.

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  • Durawood™ Adirondack chairs: Our latest line of Adirondack chairs are made in the USA from recycled plastic. We are able to custom order colors and accessories like foot rests, side tables and nifty built in drink holders!

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  • Beverage stakes: Farmhouse-inspired garden stakes hold a can of Dad’s favorite brew.

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  • Duke Cannon ™ ‘Big Ass’ brick of soap. The name says it all. These bars are long lasting and will wash off the stinkiest of stinks! Duke Cannon™ donates a portion of their profits to military veteran causes.

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  • Yard Dice: A set of six oversized hardwood dice come in a burlap storage bag with instructions for ten different games. Roll the dice, roll the fun.

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  • Japanese Hori-Hori garden knife: This is a great all- purpose tool for planting, dividing, weeding or chopping. A holster keeps it at hand.

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  • Machetes: This serious chopping tool would be great to chop down thistles, chop up debris for the compost pile, roots or brush. Swinging a machete is a great workout and stress reliever!

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14 Jul 2016

June Is For Planting!

Our garden center and greenhouse are in full swing. We have a huge selection of potted shrubs and trees in addition to acres of larger ball and burlap trees and shrubs. Whether you are landscaping a new home, planting trees for screening or just need some extra color, now is the time to come by while our inventory is at its peak!

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Hanging baskets, veggie starts, herbs, perennials, and bedding plants can be found in our greenhouse complex. Stop by and pick up some color for your home or business.

Flower Care 101

For best results follow these simple steps for beautiful blooms all summer long:

  • Gradually expose newly purchased plants to the outdoors on a covered porch or in a shady spot out of the wind. This is called hardening off.
  • Watch the weather. A few annuals, such as pansies will tolerate freezing temperatures, but most will need to be covered or moved inside if a frost is predicted.
  • Plant in high quality potting mix. If the plants are to be planted in last year’s container, remove all former plant material and refresh with new soil. Adding granular fertilizer to the soil prior to planting will promote continual blooming and healthy root formation.
  • Water often. The soil should never be allowed to dry out. Depending on sun and wind exposure, annuals may need water up to twice a day.
  • Routine removal of spent flowers will encourage more blooming. This is called deadheading. Be sure to remove the entire flower and stem.
  • Additional liquid fertilizer (such as Fertilome™ brand Blooming & Rooting) beginning midsummer will maintain lush foliage and continuous blooming.

Connect with us:
MD Nursery on Facebook
Marigold Cafe on Facebook
Flower Market at MD on Facebook
MD Nursery on Pinterest

MD Nursery on Instagram

10 Jun 2016

June 2016

Summer Hours 8-6 Monday – Saturday

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Marigold Cafe: 8-4 Monday – Saturday

Visit Marigold Café upstairs above the gift shop and check out our new summer menu. You’ll find:

  • Breakfast burritos
  • Crepes
  • Sandwiches
  • Salads

We also have daily lunch specials, espresso and freshly baked treats.

June is for planting! 

Our garden center and green house are in full swing. We have a huge selection of potted shrubs and trees in addition to acres of larger ball and burlap trees and shrubs. Whether you are landscaping a new home, planting trees for screening or just need some extra color, now is the time to come by while our inventory is at its peak!

Hanging baskets, veggie starts, herbs, perennials and bedding plants can be found in our greenhouse complex. Stop by and pick up some color for your home or business.

Flower Care 101

For best results follow these simple steps for beautiful blooms all summer long:

    • Gradually expose newly purchased plants to the outdoors on a covered porch or in a shady spot out of the wind. This is called hardening off.
    • Watch the weather. A few annuals, such as pansies will tolerate freezing temperatures, but most will need to be covered or moved inside if a frost is predicted.
    • Plant in high quality potting mix. If the plants are to be planted in last year’s container, remove all former plant material and refresh with new soil. Adding granular fertilizer to the soil prior to planting will promote continual blooming and healthy root formation.
    • Water often. The soil should never be allowed to dry out. Depending on sun and wind exposure, annuals may need water up to twice a day.
    • Routine removal of spent flowers will encourage more blooming. This is called deadheading. Be sure to remove the entire flower and stem.
    • Additional liquid fertilizer (such as Fertilome™ brand Blooming & Rooting) beginning midsummer will maintain lush foliage and continuous blooming.

Connect with us

MD Nursery on Facebook
Marigold Cafe on Facebook
Flower Market at MD on Facebook
MD Nursery on Pinterest

MD Nursery on Instagram

Father’s Day is June 19th

Our gift shop has a bunch of new, manly gifts dad might just love.
Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day:


Surreal™ faux log coolers
: Made in the USA, these lightweight coolers are built from molds of real logs. Just add ice and his favorite drinks.

1
Durawood™ Adirondack chairs
:  Our latest line of Adirondack chairs are made in the USA from recycled plastic. We are able to custom order colors and accessories like foot rests, side tables and nifty built in drink holders!

2
Beverage stakes
: Farmhouse-inspired garden stakes hold a can of Dad’s favorite brew.

3
Duke Cannon
™ ‘Big Ass’ brick of soap. The name says it all. These bars are long lasting and will wash off the stinkiest of stinks! Duke Cannon™ donates a portion of their profits to military veteran causes.

4
Yard Dice
: A set of six oversized hardwood dice come in a burlap storage bag with instructions for ten different games. Roll the dice, roll the fun.

5

Japanese Hori-Hori garden knife:  This is a great all- purpose tool for planting, dividing, weeding or chopping. A holster keeps it at hand.

6
Machetes
: This serious chopping tool would be great to chop down thistles, chop up debris for the compost pile, roots or brush.  Swinging a machete is a great workout and stress reliever!

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5 Easy Herbs for Teton Gardens

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Herbs are a great addition to a home garden. Combined with other flowers or in a spot of their own, these perennial herbs will perform reliably season after season. A sunny pot with decent soil good drainage is all they need. Not only can these be used in cooking, but they combine beautifully with other flowers and attract pollinating insects.  As an added bonus, voles, deer and gophers tend to leave them alone.

1-Oregano:  Grow this hardy perennial from seed or from starts. Oregano is fantastic in Mediterranean dishes. Small clusters of pink flowers bloom mid-summer and are nice as a cut flower.

2-Chives: Chives are a very versatile member of the onion family. These are easily started from seed. Pretty purple tufts top the slender green stalks. The flowers and stems are edible and the mild oniony flavor is nice in salads, soups, eggs, potato salad or anywhere you’d like a little punch of flavor.

3-Thyme:  This woody-stemmed perennial grows best in a well-drained sunny spot. There are many different varieties and all are edible but common or English thyme and lemon thyme are the best bets for cooking. Thyme is super versatile and can be used on its own alongside other herbs.

4-Mint: Mint is a very vigorous perennial and we recommend planting it on its own in a container or in a separate area of the garden. It spreads easily from underground roots. Use mint in salads, cocktails or steep the leaves for tea.

5-Sage: Sage has lovely pink flower spires atop its fragrant soft green leaves. It’s pretty enough to use in flower bouquets, but it is also wonderful with roasted potatoes, squash, chicken and turkey.

If you can’t use herbs fresh, try one of these simple techniques for preserving your herbs for later use:

DRYING:  This is best for herbs such as sage, oregano, thyme and mint. Tie herbs into bunches and hang to dry in a cool, dark spot. Herbs can also be laid flat in a cool dark spot. When leaves are completely brittle, they can be crumbled and stored in glass jars or in zip top bags.  Save some extras for holiday gift-giving.

FREEZING: Use a food processor and whiz clean herbs and a bit of water together. Pack into ice cube trays and freeze. Once the herb cubes are frozen, pop them out and store in a zip top freezer bag for later use.

VINEGAR INFUSION: This works well with most herbs and makes a beautiful gift. Put a few sprigs of herbs into a glass jar. Top with white wine vinegar and let steep for two weeks. Strain into a bottle or jar.

Recipes from a Garden: Watermelon & Mint Salad

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Simple, sweet, salty and totally refreshing, take this dish to your next potluck gathering.

  • 8 Cups of cubed watermelon, chilled
  • ¼ Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ Cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Cup crumbled feta or mini boconcini (fresh mozzarella) balls

Combine all ingredients and serve.

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11 May 2016

We Are Hiring!

Work with us this summer in a dynamic and fun environment. We are looking for people who can be on their feet all day and lift at least 40 pounds. Candidates must be personable, hard-working and able to work on Saturdays.

Apply in person or find our application online. http://mdlandscapinginc.com/pdf/job_application.pdf

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11 May 2016

Recipes From A Garden

Rhubarb is perhaps one of the hardiest edible plants to grow in the Tetons. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
Once mature, stalks can be harvested regularly early spring through summer. If you can’t use your fresh rhubarb, simply slice it into 1 inch pieces and freeze it in a single layer on cookie sheets. Place the frozen pieces into a zip top freezer bag for later use.

Read More

04 Apr 2016

April 2016

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April 2016 MD Thymes

Spring is here! We will be humming with activity for the next several months as our short growing season kicks into high gear. This month we anticipate the arrival of herbs, hardy perennials, veggie starts and annuals.
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.

Be sure to follow us on facebook for the latest arrivals and more information.

We are hiring!
Work with us this summer in a dynamic and fun environment. We are looking for people who can be on their feet all day and lift at least 40 pounds. Candidates must be personable, hard-working and able to work on Saturdays.

Apply in person or find our application online. http://mdlandscapinginc.com/pdf/job_application.pdf   at the end

Connect with us


MD Nursery on Facebook
Marigold Cafe on Facebook
Flower Market at MD on Facebook
MD Nursery on Pinterest

MD Nursery on Instagram

Earth Day Sale: April 22nd & 23rd

We are honoring Earth Day with Earth Savings! All bags of soil and compost will be 30% off for two days only. Don’t miss out on this chance to stock up on these garden basics and save.

Love your trees.  National Arbor Day is April 29th.

Spring tree care is vital to maintaining beautiful, healthy trees. Healthy trees will be able to resist disease and insect pressure more easily and tolerate other stresses like drought, animal or mechanical damage.

  • Inspect your trees for damage. Prune out any broken or dead branches. Always use clean, sharp tools. Pruning sealer can be applied over any bigger cuts or damaged areas.
  • Apply fertilizer. A yearly application will provide essential nutrients and minerals for growth and vitality. We have a wide variety of organic and conventional fertilizers for your trees.
  • Pest Prevention. If your trees have suffered insect infestations in past seasons,  now is the time to apply preventative pesticides, before damage occurs. We recommend Bayer™ tree and shrub care, Ace Cap™ implants or Fertilome™ systemic insecticide.

Always read the label before you apply any kind of pesticide or fertilizer and follow the instructions carefully.

Arbor Care Organic Tree & Shrub Food
Arbor Care is produced locally in Idaho Falls. This product combines the benefits of natural nutrients derived from food waste, kelp, molasses in addition to humates to fortify your trees and shrubs.

Love your tees, love this price: Arbor Care Fertilizer is 50% Off

If tree care is not your thing, let us do the work for you!
Contact our maintenance crew leader Erik Moss for an onsite consultation and estimate:
erik@mdlandscapinginc.com
208-313-5497

Save the Date: Spring Fest is May 7th

Celebrate the start of growing season with this family friendly event.  Come and see what’s new for the season and enjoy prize giveaways, one day only specials, face painting, kid’s activities and a petting zoo.

Vegetable Gardening Basics: Part 1

New to veggie gardening? Read on for these basic tips:

SELECT YOUR SITE

  • Choose a site with maximum sunlight and good drainage with no low, wet areas.
  • If possible, choose a site sheltered from wind and near a south facing wall for radiant heat.
  • Try to stay away from trees and shrubs that send up shoots such as aspens, cottonwoods or chokecherries.
  • Keep your garden small at first and expand as you learn what works for you.

SOIL PREP

  • The soil should be dry before being worked to avoid compaction.
  • Add lots of organic material (compost, aged manure, shredded leaves) to improve soil condition, fertility, drainage, nutrient and water holding ability.
  • If you are planting any heavy feeders such as squash, cucumbers, or melons, add a granular fertilizer made for veggies such as Alaska™ Tomato a Veg fertilizer
  • Soil can be warmed up faster by putting a layer of clear plastic over it for a few days before planting.

GARDEN LAYOUT

  • If possible, consider building raised beds for gardening. There will be better drainage, the beds warm up earlier and there is not as much bending or kneeling.
  • Don’t plant tall plants or build trellises where they will shade other plants.
  • Crop rotation is important for healthy crops. Try not to plant the same vegetable in the same place year after year.
  • Keep any paths or walkways wide enough for a wheelbarrow.

PLANTING SEEDS

  • Seeds need four things for germination:
    • Dirt
    • Water
    • Light
    • The Right Soil Temperature
  • Follow the instructions on the seed packet.
  • Choose seeds that have a short days to germination time and a short days to harvest time, all this information will be on the seed packet
  • Spinach, peas, potatoes, radish, and greens like kale, Swiss chard and arugula can be planted late April through May.
  • Wait until June to plant warm season veggies like beans and squash.
  • Many veggies are available from starts. Tomatoes, cabbages, broccoli are good choices to plant from starts.

Coming in May, Part 2 will address weed control, pest management and harvesting.

Recipes From a Garden

Rhubarb is perhaps one of the hardiest edible plants to grow in the Tetons. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
Once mature, stalks can be harvested regularly early spring through summer.  If you can’t use your fresh rhubarb, simply slice it into 1 inch pieces and freeze it in a single layer on cookie sheets. Place the frozen pieces into a zip top freezer bag for later use.

 

 

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Combine in a large bowl:

  • 1 lb. rhubarb, sliced into 1” pieces
  • 2 cups sliced Strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Toss together gently and place into a buttered 9  x 13 baking dish

For the topping mix together:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup soft butter

Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit. Bake at 350 for 35- 45 minutes until mixture is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whip cream.

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04 Mar 2016

March 2016

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March Seed Sale

Early spring is a great time for sowing grass seed where the snow has melted. The moisture and freeze-thaw cycles help to break down the hard seed casings improving germination. Seed will lay dormant until later in the spring when soil temperature warms.

Take advantage of savings on quality seed blends for lawns, pastures and natural areas.

50% off 2015 Grass Seed

THE LAST WINTER FARMER’S MARKET IS MARCH 12th

Thanks to all our vendors, musicians, staff and customers who came out this season. Don’t miss out on your last chance to browse our vendor’s offerings and enjoy live music in our toasty greenhouse.

We’re on on Instagram!


MD Nursery on Facebook
Marigold Cafe on Facebook
Flower Market at MD on Facebook
MD Nursery on Pinterest

MD Nursery on Instagram

Easter is March 27th

Celebrate the season with finds from our gift shop:

    • Fragrant potted Easter lilies (arriving Mid-March)
    • Fresh flowers, blooming branches and pussy willows
    • Seasonal tableware and linens
    • Unique, fun & educational toys from our kid’s department- perfect for Easter baskets
    • Delicious gourmet chocolate and candy from Marigold Café
    • Easter decorations from bunnies to baby chicks

More Play, Less Work!  Lawn &Tree Care Services

Imagine a summer weekend where you don’t have to mow the lawn, where your landscape is healthy, thriving and well-maintained. Insects aren’t damaging your trees and your lawn is weed-free. You have time to hit your favorite trails, fishing hole or spend time with your family and friends.
Enjoy more of what you love doing and let our maintenance crew do the yard work for you! Our crew delivers timely, professional service to Teton Valley and Jackson Hole properties.
We are expanding our service and offering new maintenance customers some great package deals:
‘New Customer’ Lawn Mowing package:Get one FREE lawn service!
Sign up for a full season (5 month minimum) of routine lawn mowing by May 1st and receiveone of these extra services at no charge:
Fall lawn fertilization, Lawn aeration or Irrigation Winterization

New Customer’ Lawn & Tree Care package: Get a FREE tree!
This package will get help your trees and lawn looking their best.
This service includes:

      • Evergreen tree spray applications (includes pine weevil prevention, disease and insect control),  3 times per season
      • Deciduous tree spray applications (disease and insect control) , twice per season
      • Yearly deep root tree fertilization
      • Lawn weed &feed application, twice per season
      • Fall lawn fertilization

Sign up for our Lawn & Tree Care package by May 1st and we’ll give you a free deciduous ball & burlap tree (up to $300 value, offer excludes delivery and planting).

If you’d like more play and less work, contact our maintenance crew lead, Erik Moss to arrange an onsite consultation and estimate:
erik@mdlandscapinginc.com
208-313-5497

Cabin Fever Combat

Is winter lingering too long for you? Get your hands dirty with these fun indoor gardening projects to beat the blues. Involve your kids and make it a family affair. Here are our favorite indoor projects for March:

Hanging glass terrariums.

We have an assortment of hanging terrariums that are just waiting for your creativity!  Use decorative moss, air plants, small shells or rocks, succulents, little toys or figurines to create a mini display. Hang in any bright spot and use a plant mister to water any live plants.

Table top cactus garden.
Try planting an old coffee pot, cookie tin, box or a plain terracotta pot.  Any combination of cacti and succulents will work, but a mix of heights and textures always looks good. Fill your container partially with cactus mix. Gently remove the plants from their containers and arrange in your container.  Carefully back fill with more cactus mix. Cover bare spots with a light layer of gravel, sand or decorative rock. Water gently and place in a warm, bright spot.

Start some seeds.
Longer season veggies such as tomatoes, winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and peppers are best started indoors anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date. Generally, mid to late March is a good time to start these crops.

      • Begin with a clean seedling tray or small pots. Ensure there are holes for drainage.
      • Select a sunny, warm spot away from hot or cold drafts.
      • Use high quality seedling mix and dampen the mix before you fill your containers. Do not use garden soil or compost, as these may contain harmful pathogens or fungi.
      • Using a pen or chopstick, make a ¼ inch hole and plant one or two seeds in each hole.
      • Gently top each hole with more seedling mix.
      • A clear plastic top can be used to retain moisture during germination.
      • Ensure the soil stays moist, but not soggy. A plant mister works well for this.
      • Once plants have reached about 2-3 inches and have several sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers.

Not all seeds benefit from an early start. The following seeds are best sown directly into the garden at planting time: Beans, peas, carrots, beets, radish and turnips.  Leafy greens such as chard, kale and spinach and zucchini are easily grown from seed outdoors and don’t need to be started indoors.

We have everything you need to start a seed! Come by and see our large selection of garden seeds, seedling mixes, seed starting kits and more!

Grow sprouts on your windowsill.
From seed to fork in less than a week, sprouts may be the fastest food you can grow! They are packed with vitamins and nutrients and make super additions to salads, stir fry, sandwiches or wraps. Our line of sprouting seeds from Botanical Interests™ has full instructions and recipes on every package.

Only sprout seeds labeled for sprouting. These seeds have been independently tested in a lab for harmful pathogens.

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