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June Garden Tips

June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.

David Austin Roses are Here!

Add Some Beautiful Color and Fragrance To Your Garden! David Austin's English Roses combine the forms and scents of old roses with the repeat flowering of modern roses. They can be grown as wonderful shrubs or as short climbers. David Austin Roses Benjamin Britten ® (Ausencart)  A beautiful variety with blooms of a distinct red colouring. Strongly fragrant. Here is a variety of unusual colouring for an English Rose - strong salmon-pink that changes with age to a particularly strong shade of pure pink.

Our Peonies from Monrovia look amazing this time of year!   Yumi™ (Beauty) Itoh  This peony is known for exceptionally large blooms held on strong stems above a compact mound of dark green, trouble-free foliage that lasts well into autumn.

Gardening Trends for 2016

Just like flowers bloom and fade or harvests thrive and shrink, gardening trends also come and go. While tried-and-true favorites will always be in season, it can be fun to try different trends and experiment with hot new techniques – which trends will you give a green thumbs up in 2016?

What’s Fresh, What’s Good, What’s Hot! The Fresh Produce Update – Friday 02.26.16 from Sawyer Home and Garden Center **All of these exciting fruits will be available for purchase on Friday 02.26.16, we can hardly wait! ** Gold Nugget Mandarins are here! An amazingly sweet and seedless citrus fruit named for its bumpy bright orange skin. These little nuggets are packed with a rich, sweet and full bodied taste and are mega juicy!   Beat The Chilly Winter Weather with Soft Fruit from Chile! Cold and blustery winter weather here in the northern hemisphere only means one thing.

What’s Fresh, What’s Good, What’s Hot! The Fresh Produce Update from Sawyer Home and Garden Center **All of these exciting fruits will be available for purchase on Friday 02.12.16, we can hardly wait! ** Amazingly Beautiful Fresh Artichokes are here! These beautiful deep green artichokes were an early surprise from California. We love preparing this delicious vegetable simply and letting it shine. Follow the recipe below and you are all set! Recipe: Artichokes with Parmesan Black Pepper Yogurt via Bon Appetit Magazine Give Cauliflower a shot this weekend! It’s easy to get bored with the “usual suspects” in the vegetable isle of the store, but if you prepare the classics correctly they can yield a delicious meal. This time of year, one of the old standbys that we turn to is cauliflower. Check out these delicious recipes to kick away your cauliflower boredom. Recipe: Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter and Lime via Bon Appetit Magazine Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Grapes via Food & Wine Magazine Recipe: Cauliflower Casserole with Cheddar via Food & Wine Magazine Asparagus from Peru Asparagus is a beautiful hint of spring right now! After a long winter of funky asparagus, we are finally getting into some beautiful stuff from Peru right now.