Small Trees for Small Yards

One of the most common questions we get in the spring is do you have small trees? They do not mean trees that will get big, but rather trees that stay small. These kinds of trees can be difficult to find and even locate in a landscape. Small trees are often just shrubs that have been
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A Story of Blue

There is nothing that compares to fresh, warm blueberries picked early in the morning while the dew is still shimmering.  These berries are a favorite among many who have made the trek to Grimm’s Garden’s blueberry patch in early July.  We have been picking blueberries for many years
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Peach Season

August is peach season! As a kid, I always thought the peaches should be ripe much earlier than they actually are.  I was always so impatient for those small green balls to grow big and turn bright yellow and red.  We have made it again to peach season and all the delights that come w
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Growing Cherries

Cherry 'North Star'
There is something strangely unique about tasting cherries off the tree in your own orchard. Most people are used to the large, sweet, Bing and Rainier cherries sold in grocery stores. They are always blemish free and look clean, but I have to wonder just what it took to get them to t
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Garden Planning Guide February, March & April

Winter time is the best time to plan and prepare for next year’s gardens. We at Grimm’s Gardens are busy with ideas and preparations for the upcoming spring season. From now until March 1st, we will receive many calls and emails from customers wanting to know if they can plant somethi
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Gardens are so… Square!

For the creative-types like myself, there comes a point when you are tired of a standard square garden and everything planted in a row. This is the moment when it is necessary to combine garden and landscape into a seamless backyard beauty. My plan for this year is to plant strawberri
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What Will Grow Near a Black Walnut Tree?

Black Walnut trees are wonderful if you are a cabinet maker, eat the walnuts, or leave them as forage for wildlife, or use the husks to make a colorfast dye.  But if you are a gardener, they provide a challenge, to say the least. A toxic chemical, juglone, diffuses from the roots into
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Outdoor Living Ideas: Bringing Children Outside

Lettuce growing in the landscape.
Children need to “Go outside and play!”, as our mothers often told us when we were youngsters.   The importance for kids to exercise and play outside has been proven time and time again.  Research collected by the National Wildlife Federation points to the outdoors for dec
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Common Landscape Plants with Unusual Edible Qualities: Not Your Typical Fruit or Vegetable!

Lettuce grows well in a rocked landscape bed if planted each year.
We all want a landscape that is easy to maintain, provides beauty all year round, and provides benefits for our families, right? What if we create landscapes that are even more beneficial to our families and to wildlife, where we could, in season, simply pick fruit right off the tree
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