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Get Your Patio Ready to Party with these 7 Colorful Annuals

A little color, a little fragrance, and some floating butterflies go a long way to make a patio perfect.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite annuals for getting the party started on your summer patio. It’s summertime, which means it’s the perfect time to grab an icy drink and take a seat under your …

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Dig For Victory: An American History of Gardening

As we celebrate the birth of our country this Independence Day, we take you on a historical journey through gardening in America, from the first Colonial kitchen gardens, to the urban patio of today. Turns out, digging in the dirt makes you a true patriot, my All-American green thumb.  From the first peoples who roamed …

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How to Grow a Cancer-Fighting Garden

On Saturday, June 2nd, Stockslagers is partnering with the Noble Circle Project and Women’s Wellness to raise money for cancer research. Create your own combination planter to donate $20 to the cause. In the spirit of cancer awareness, we want to share how gardening can help improve cancer outcomes.   According to oncology dietitians around …

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7 Reasons Why Gardening is Great for Kids

Gardening is a wonderful childhood activity that improves cognitive and physical development in countless ways. Children are bound to remember the happy memories of their growing-up gardens for the rest of their lives. Planting a seed, taking care of the seedling, and watching a plant grow to a large, healthy plant is like magic for …

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The 5 Coolest Edible Pansy Ideas from Around the Web

Did you know that pansies are edible? This whimsical springtime flower is not only a front-porch favorite, but it’s also a lovely food accent. Pansies are chock full of vital nutrients such as Vitamin C, Potassium, and Antioxidants. Their mild, fresh flavor has grassy notes and a minty, wintergreen aftertaste. These pretty little flowers serve …