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Wildflower Seed: Planting An Amazing Wildflower Garden

A Guide To Planting Wildflower Seeds

Have you ever seen a true wildflower meadow? It is an amazing experience. Here, in the heart of California, spring is an amazing time. Just nearby, we have an amazing state park that boasts absolutely beautiful wildflower Meadows. There is nothing like coming over hill to the view beautiful flowers sprinkled throughout the landscape. Planting a wildflower Garden or Meadow it’s easier than you think. Wildflower seeds develop over … Read the rest

picking a gift box for a gardners

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.

beneficials

plural noun

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

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

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