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Gardening Gift Boxes: 5 Considerations When Choosing

How to Select the Right Gardener’s Gift Box

You’ve decided to give a gardening gift box to a loved one, but with so many options online, you just can’t decide what would be the best option as a planter’s gift. “Here is a quick Who, What, Where, When and Why” guide to matching the garden gift to the person.

Who is going to receive the gift box? Assuming you aren’t giving the gift box to … Read the rest

The Best Charcuterie Boards

The Best Charcuterie Board

3 Characteristics To Examine When Purchasing a Board

Charcuterie boards have become popular lately in the US and across the globe. At the Celtic Farm, we prepare these meat and cheese boards several times a week for a light and simple dinner. Easy to make, easy to prepare and easy to pack up for later charcuterie is convenient and enjoyable for entertaining. Originating in the 15th century in France, it literally translates as “meat cooked.”… Read the rest

List of Beneficials

Beneficials: Guide to Friendly Insects in the Garden

Part 1: Types of Beneficials to Help Gardeners

When we first started flower gardening, we had no concept of beneficial insects, and the role they can play in the constant battle against bad actors in your garden. We quickly learned that we could encourage the homesteading of lady bugs, praying mantis, bees, spiders, dragon flies and others.


plural noun

ben·​e·​fi·​cials | \ ˌbe-nə-ˈfi-shəlz  \

: organisms (such as ladybugs, lacewings, and bacteria) that

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Coffee mug for dad

The Best 5 Father’s Day Gardening Gifts

Gifts for the gardening dad

As Father’s Day approaches, we will look for that special unique gift that’ll make that’s smile and show them how much we love and appreciate him. If dad is a gardener is a lot of poor-quality gifts that speckle the online gift world.  Finding that perfect gift for dad can be a challenge. Here at Celtic Farm, we has many fathers within the ranks of our extended family many which … Read the rest

Cutting Peony Flowers

Peonies: When to Pick and How To Preserve

The Peony Flower Guide

A common question we get all the time is: What is the best time to pick my peonies and how do I make them last? Peony flowers are typically one of the first bloomers here on our farm. Their little red beaks poke through the soil, turn into red shoots, green bushes, balled tips and then gorgeous flowers. But they come at a quick rush, and we have built some techniques … Read the rest

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