Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Late winter into early spring is when we crave fresh growth, a bit of color…some sign that spring is really returning!! Swelling buds on Pussy Willow and dainty Snowdrop blooms – which might be overlooked or scoffed at if amongst the lushness of summer plant life – bring excitement, praise and hope! These are soon followed by bolder displays, as the …

Grill-baked Berry Bread Pudding

Directions: Whisk eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add bread cubes and; soak 30 minutes. Butter a sheet of nonstick foil and add the bread mixture; form a packet. Grill over indirect heat, turning a few times, 35 minutes. Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups bread cubes 1 cup berries Butter Large …

Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta

Directions: In a large bowl pour lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil in a slow, steady stream until incorporated. Whisk in honey, salt, pepper, poppy seed, if desired, and pepper. Add melon, cucumber, onion, and dill weed. Toss to combine. Cover; chill up to 8 hours. Let stand 20 minutes before serving. Just before serving, top with feta. Ingredients: 2 …

Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Pruning of trees and shrubs can help them stay within a certain size limit to fit the confines and aesthetics of a garden space. More importantly, pruning encourages fuller plants – thus more foliage for photosynthesis, more blooms to attract pollinators, more fruits for you and any creatures you share them with.

Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Slice tops off and cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and pale membranes and place skin side up on a baking sheet, pressing down to flatten. Brush skins with oil and bake for 10 to 20 minutes until skins are wrinkled. Remove peppers from oven and stack on top of each other and cover, …

Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam

Directions: Wash and rinse containers with tight fitting lids. Hull the strawberries. Then crush them using a potato masher. You should end up with a bit more than 2 cups of crushed strawberries and juice. Use only two cups in the recipe, save the extra for ice cream topping! Chiffonade basil leaves (stack 3-4 leaves and roll getviagranoprescription lengthwise, then …

How To Use Our App

How to Use Our App The Copia Home & Garden app is designed to help you have more fun in the garden and at our garden center. Each time you visit the garden center your purchase will be validated at the register and you’ll receive another ‘punch’. After 5 punches you’ll earn a reward. Click on the rewards tab and …

Strawberry Dip

Directions: Combine ingredients and mix. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted sliced fresh fruit, like strawberries, grapes, kiwi or pineapple. Ingredients: 2 c Whipped Topping 1 c lowfat strawberry yogurt 1/2 c fresh strawberries, diced 1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Directions: In a food processor (blender) chop and blend together onion, cucumber and soup. Add yogurt and buttermilk. Move mixture to a sauce pan and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Chill at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or dill. Ingredients: 1 1/2 c cucumber, peeled, sliced 2 Tbsp onion 1/4 tsp dill 1 can cream …

Funky, Fun & Informative Plant Books

Take a break from the garden and turn on your reading lamp or e-reader to enjoy some truly entertaining titles that give insight into obscure and fascinating plant facts.

Tips for Annual Selection & Care

Choose Well To ensure attractive healthy annuals all season, choose full, well branched plants with good foliage color and – on flowering annuals – an abundance of buds. Don’t go for the biggest plants or most open blooms, these are more likely to be leggy and burned out too soon. If the latter is all you find, you can improve …

Helpful Garden Reference Links

Landscape Calculator for mulch, stones, plants, etc. created by professional landscape contractors. Pest I.D. for Vegetables. Clear Insect photos, descriptions, damage details and management suggestions. Plants best suited for Pollinators in your region. Zip code search tool courtesy of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. Leads to full guidebooks for specific regions. Pollinators list on page 16 of each guidebook. …