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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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Recipe: Traditional Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage
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Recipe: Traditional Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef (baked) 3 pounds corned beef (in the package) 10 whole cloves 1/4 cup of hot sweet honey mustard...
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Five Reasons Why Homegrown Produce Tastes Better
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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....
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Hybrids versus Heirlooms (and the Truth About GMOs)
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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...
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Drying Hydrangeas: Preserving Summer Beauty
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Drying Hydrangeas: Preserving Summer Beauty

If you are from the South, I am sure that you are familiar with hydrangeas.  For many years people have...
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March 30, 2021

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 your backyard. From pitching a greenhouse […]
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 17, 2021

Drying Hydrangeas: Preserving Summer Beauty

If you are from the South, I am sure that you are familiar with hydrangeas.  For many years people have dried these beautiful blooms to preserve […]
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 13, 2021

Spring is Getting Closer!

There is still time to prepare yourself and your garden for spring. If you haven’t done it yet, you need to get your last-minute pruning done […]
March 1, 2021

Rain, Rain, and More Rain

Raindrops keep falling on our heads. Be glad you couldn’t hear me sing that as I typed. This winter has been a wet one. Arbor Day […]
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, […]
March 1, 2021

Getting a Jumpstart on Spring

Can you imagine going to your garden in early spring and gathering vegetables for a fresh spring salad, even before a lot of veggies are ready […]
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 […]
January 6, 2021

New Year- New Garden

The holidays are over. We are not hitting the stores wide open like we were for the post-holiday sales, thanks to COVID-19. So, that leaves us […]
January 6, 2021

Are You Guilty of Murder? Crape Murder?

 Crape Murder. What is it, why do people do it, and how can you repair the damage? The reason many people hack off the tops of […]