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Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles
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Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles

Brine:  Mix 2.5 c. white vinegar  1.5 c. sugar  1.5 tsp. salt  1.5 tsp turmeric.  Let sit to dissolve the...
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Cool Season Plant Care Tips
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Cool Season Plant Care Tips

If we don't get an inch of rain in a week, be sure to water any plants planted in the...
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Annuals and Perennials (The Fixer Upper, the Workhorse, and the Flower Child)
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Annuals and Perennials (The Fixer Upper, the Workhorse, and the Flower Child)

Annuals (Flower Child) Annuals are the flower children of the flora kingdom due their vibrance and energy, and like children...
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What Are The Health Benefits of Plants?
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What Are The Health Benefits of Plants?

 Some obvious benefits of plants are air purification; houseplants and trees remove toxins from indoor and outdoor environments. Trees, shrubs,...
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What-ermelon? Four Tips to Choosing the Best Watermelons!
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What-ermelon? Four Tips to Choosing the Best Watermelons!

One of the most refreshing and delightful staples that people love to eat and enjoy during summer is watermelons. Fortunately,...
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Want Healthy Plants? Do These 8 Things in June!
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Want Healthy Plants? Do These 8 Things in June!

Follow this checklist of eight helpful tips to ensure your plants remain healthy and reach their full potential this summer.
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Soaked Soil? Five Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations
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Soaked Soil? Five Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations

Many plants have adapted to wet conditions, so turning that swampy spot into a landscape feature is easy to do with these options.
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Geraniums: Basic Care and Tips
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Geraniums: Basic Care and Tips

Follow this guide to keep your geranium plants happy and healthy.
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The Best Annuals for the Summer Heat
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The Best Annuals for the Summer Heat

Once the temperatures start rising, many plants struggle or slow down. It's hard to maintain fabulous blooms while the sun...
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Perennials For Pollinators
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Perennials For Pollinators

Each year, the pollinator population gets smaller and smaller. We carelessly spray chemicals to kill the pests we don't want...
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It’s Spring! Let’s Get Planting!
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It’s Spring! Let’s Get Planting!

Mitchell's Nursery has a large selection of annuals, perennials and more. Spring has finally sprung, and it is time to...
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Recipe: Sauteed Spring Vegetables
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Recipe: Sauteed Spring Vegetables

Ingredients 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 ounces carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1-inch-long pieces 6 ounces beans...
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Winter Burn: What It Is and How It Affects Different Plants
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Winter Burn: What It Is and How It Affects Different Plants

Mother Nature is unpredictable at times, and even if the calendar says it’s springtime, the temperatures might be closer to...
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Jim Mitchell Presents for Mt Airy Chamber of Commerce
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Jim Mitchell Presents for Mt Airy Chamber of Commerce

Jim Mitchell, co-owner of Mitchell's Nursery & Greenhouse, presents during a Virtual Mixer hosted by the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce. 
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Recipe: Thyme-Cornmeal Pound Cake
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Recipe: Thyme-Cornmeal Pound Cake

Equipment 10-12” Bundt pan (fluted makes nice presentation), buttered well with light flour dusting. KitchenAid Mixer if available. Cake rack...
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Recipe: Chick Peas and Dumplings
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Recipe: Chick Peas and Dumplings

Ingredients ¼  cup nutritional yeast flakes or 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast 6  tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for...
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Roses: Do You Know the Difference?
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Roses: Do You Know the Difference?

Your roses are all beautiful. But, do you know the difference? You may be familiar with Knock Out roses and...
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Transplanting: How to Get Two Plants from One
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Transplanting: How to Get Two Plants from One

What if we told you how to increase, even double, your number of plants absolutely free? It's easier than you...
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Tips on Sowing Seeds for Best Growth
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Tips on Sowing Seeds for Best Growth

People often ask us for tips on sowing seeds. After all, it can't be as simple as making a small...
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Experts Share How to Create the Perfect Home Garden in Your Backyard
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Experts Share How to Create the Perfect Home Garden in Your Backyard

With spring officially here and sunny, warm weather ahead, you may be itching to get outside and start gardening in...
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May 28, 2021

Soaked Soil? Five Plants That Thrive in Wet Locations

Many plants have adapted to wet conditions, so turning that swampy spot into a landscape feature is easy to do with these options.
May 28, 2021

Geraniums: Basic Care and Tips

Follow this guide to keep your geranium plants happy and healthy.
May 28, 2021

The Best Annuals for the Summer Heat

Once the temperatures start rising, many plants struggle or slow down. It’s hard to maintain fabulous blooms while the sun is blazing down! Thankfully, some annual […]
May 4, 2021

Perennials For Pollinators

Each year, the pollinator population gets smaller and smaller. We carelessly spray chemicals to kill the pests we don’t want and inadvertently kill some of the […]
May 4, 2021

It’s Spring! Let’s Get Planting!

Spring has finally sprung, and it is time to really focus on our gardens and flower beds. Any avid gardener knows that this time of year […]
April 25, 2021

Winter Burn: What It Is and How It Affects Different Plants

Mother Nature is unpredictable at times, and even if the calendar says it’s springtime, the temperatures might be closer to winter temperatures. Your plants might end […]
April 8, 2021

Roses: Do You Know the Difference?

Your roses are all beautiful. But, do you know the difference? You may be familiar with Knock Out roses and Drift roses (a lower-growing shrub rose). […]
March 18, 2021

Five Reasons Why Homegrown Produce Tastes Better

Let’s face it: a homegrown tomato tastes better than one from the supermarket. It’s not simply a state of mind. Put on a blindfold, and take […]
March 18, 2021

Hybrids versus Heirlooms (and the Truth About GMOs)

For many people, a tomato is a tomato. As long as it meets the three criteria—ripe, round and red—they’re happy to place a slice on their […]
March 16, 2021

Hydrangea Care and Pruning—A Mystery Solved!

Hydrangeas have been a southern landscape staple for generations. With their beautiful iconic blooms and a wide assortment of shapes and colors, they have been a […]
March 16, 2021

How to Prune Tomatoes for a Higher Fruit Yield

Tomatoes have been a long-time favorite of gardeners everywhere. Even those who do not fancy themselves as gardeners have grown tomatoes in pots near their house […]
March 16, 2021

How to Grow Great Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes should come easy, right? Not for everyone. You may have trouble getting them to grow and produce fruit without losing them to blossom-end rot […]
March 1, 2021

Divide and Conquer

Perennials are plants that grow back every year. We love them because of their beauty and they are mostly very low maintenance. However, every few years, […]
February 4, 2021

Show Your Garden Some Love

  Would you believe me if I told you that Spring is almost here? Probably not. I have a hard time believing it myself. The sunny […]
February 3, 2021

Love Your Indoor Plants

As the winter months drag on, we as humans tend to fall into the winter doldrums. Instead of setting our sights on the prize, Spring! This […]