Writer – Darnell Abbott

Beyond the Green Thumb – Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

By Darnell Abbott Though the end of the gardening season can be bittersweet, I love winter gardening for many reasons. It just feels right that the plant world gets to take a rest. Sometimes, I think I can hear the trees, shrubs and perennials breathe a collective sigh of relief that winter is here and they don’t have to work ...

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Beyond the Green Thumb – Fall is Your Best Friend for a Beautiful Lawn and Landscape

By Darnell Abbott Everyone is familiar with the term “green thumb,” and at our garden center, I constantly hear people say they do not have a green thumb. However, I believe that the secret to gardening success, or having a “green thumb,” really boils down to two things: a “green brain” and a “green back.” For a beautiful lawn, the ...

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Beyond the Green Thumb – Green Brain/Green Back for Vegetable Gardening Success

By Darnell Abbott Vegetable gardening can be one of the most rewarding endeavors; growing your own food is extremely satisfying. Vegetable gardening offers many benefits: Superior taste and nutrition Exercise and fresh air Wonderful way to introduce children to the wonders of nature Saving money Seasoned gardeners already know what is necessary for a successful vegetable garden, but, for those ...

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Beyond the Green Thumb – Green Brain/Green Back for Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

By Darnell Abbott Everyone is familiar with the term “green thumb,” and at our garden center, I constantly hear “I don’t have a green thumb.” However, I believe that the secret to gardening success, aka a “green thumb,” really boils down to two things: a “green brain” and a “green back.” By “green brain,” I am referring to putting some ...

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Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Fall

By Darnell Abbott Fall is my absolute favorite season. After the sweltering dog days of summer, those first crisp, low humidity days are such a relief and it is a joy to be outside. I want to spend a little time addressing the advantages of planting trees and shrubs in the fall rather than spring. As an owner of Abbott’s ...

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Gardening To Do List – Spring 2020

By Darnell Abbott As I write this, it is late January, but, given we’ve had an unseasonably warm winter thus far, perhaps spring will come in early and last for months. Though the official start of Spring is a couple months away, as the owner of Abbott’s, a Farm and Garden Supply business, I am already ordering plants, trees and ...

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