Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
  • Weekly News, 01.11.22

    Happy New Year Plant Friends, This time of year, especially for us gardeners, we’re spending a little more time “being” and less time “doing” things, aren’t we? The days are short and the plants in the garden don’t need us so much right now. One writer, Mandy Arioto, describes this...

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  • Weekly News, 12.07.21

    I got to get creative doing my winter containers at home on Sunday, and it was so much fun! It almost didn’t happen because the day was busy and by the time I gathered everything that I needed, it was getting dark. I tried to go faster, because I REALLY...

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  • Weekly News, 12.1.21

    I am one that likes to enjoy the season while we’re actually in the season. I don’t like to jump ahead and rush things. In the summer, I just want to soak in all that is happening and not think about buying Halloween candy or back to school supplies yet,...

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  • Weekly News, 11.22.21

    There’s something special about working with your hands and creating something beautiful from nothing. During the holiday season, our goal is to help you to enjoy that magic. One way we aim to do that is through our workshops. It’s so much fun to set out all of the materials,...

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  • Weekly News, 11.16.21

    Hello, In between the hard work and challenges of life, it’s nice to have reasons to celebrate. At our staff meeting last week, we celebrated our first place win in the Observer-Reporter’s Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards for “Best Garden Center”! We’ve been nominated in this category and made...

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  • Weekly News, 11.09.21

    Hi there, One of our Core Values here at Bedner’s is Education. Our goal is to always be learning and growing, so that we can maintain the level of excellence that we aspire to, and then share our knowledge with the community. In order to “add things to this world”,...

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  • Weekly News, 10.26.21

    Hello, Things don’t always go as we planned, do they? My personality is such that I need to have a plan, a vision, a north star. As much as I plan though, I am learning to let go, move on, and make the most of it when my plans fall...

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  • Weekly News, 10.12.21

    Hi friends, Have you been outside enjoying nature much lately? I can’t get enough of it these days. I know that I need it for my mind, body and soul to recuperate and heal from life. As Florence Williams says, “we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of...

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  • Weekly News, 8.4.21

    Hello there, I just love how gardening and nature bring us together. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting three local residences for my Garden Tour 2021 and I’m excited to share what I learned with you. It’s so much fun to see the unique creativity of other’s home gardens, as well as...

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  • Weekly News, 7.21.21

    Hi Friends, What lights you up? What do you love that makes your heart beat faster? Do you get enough of “it”? If not, why not? For Russ and I, it’s our business. We love what we do. This month we’ve attended two industry events and have had the privilege of...

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  • Weekly News, 6.23.21

    Happy National Pollinator Week! Sometimes it’s hard to see the impact we’re making from our efforts to do good, whether in the garden or in life. Yet “little strokes fell great oaks” as Benjamin Franklin once said, and we will eventually see the fruits of our labor. With the 4th of July...

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  • Weekly News, 6.9.21

    Hello plant lover friends, Gardening is a long term goal, right? It’s never one-and-done, or just a one-week or one-year project. We have gardening goals for life. When Russ and I plant trees, we dream of seeing them in 20-30 years, or we envision or kids or grandkids enjoying them someday. It’s...

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  • Weekly News, 6.2.21

    Hi friends, I love yoga. I love yoga outdoors, in nature even better. I love it because is slows me down. It’s a chance to let go and let my soul catch up from the fast pace of life. A chance to meditate and focus on deep breathing. A chance...

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  • Weekly News, 5.26.21

    Hello there, Recently I shared the quote by Robert Heinlein, “When one teaches, two learn.” I’ve been homeschooling our daughter Hope since January, so this quote really resonates with me. As I’m teaching her, I’m learning so much and loving it! I never would have thought that I would, (or could...

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  • Weekly News, 5.17.21

    Hello gardening friends, Anybody looking for some relaxation? I don’t know what you have going on in your life right now. We all have our struggles, stresses, and times that are more hectic than others. Working in a garden center in the spring time is one of those more hectic...

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  • Weekly News, 5.12.21

    Hi there, Are you one of the 16 million people who just started gardening last year? If so, I hope you had a successful season last year and have come back for more! When I started working here 23 years ago during my summer breaks from college, I knew not. one. thing. about. plants! Russ...

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  • Weekly News, 5.5.21

    Hello! You might have noticed, but I love quotes. In thinking about Mother’s Day coming up, and parenthood in general, the quote by Gretchen Rubin comes to mind, “The days are long but the years are short.” I heard this repeated once or twice in my mom’s group years ago,...

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  • Weekly News, 4.28.21

    Hello! If you know us, you know that we’re a little petunia crazy around here. Like any plant nerd, the catalogs come in, and well, we just can’t resist. Our Greenhouse Production Manager and Grower, Erin, carefully selected and grew 44 varieties this year! Maybe that’s too many choices, but hey, the more...

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  • Weekly News, 4.21.21

    Hello gardening friends, If you watched the Russ Recommends video last week, you saw that he warned of cold weather coming. Does he have some special superhuman skills to predict what we saw this morning? No, but some lessons learned the hard way and wise advice from his great-grandfather. We had...

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  • Weekly News, 4.14.21

    Hi Friends, Remember that crazy wind we had a few weeks ago on Friday, March 26? Many of us in the area lost power, trees were blowing over, and more. On the farm that day, we experienced the destructive power of Mother Nature when the brand new plastic greenhouse covering that...

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