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Boone Gardiner at Rainbow Blossom

Boone Gardiner will be at the Rainbow Blossom store in St. Matthews this Saturday, March 28 from 12:30-2:30 to help get everyone ready for the spring planting season.  We are focusing this event on teaching everyone how to grow their own organic veggies and herbs at...

Spring is in the air at Boone Gardiner

Spring has arrived at Boone Gardiner and we have all kinds of great things to show you.  We have hundreds of Kentucky grown trees available to replace trees that you may have lost from storm damage.  There are new truck  loads of trees and plants arriving daily. We...

Turnips Love English Peas

Companion planting allows for plants to benefit from their neighboring plants. For example taller plants can offer shade to neighbors who require less sun. Other companions may attract beneficial insects or lure destructive ones away. Still, others fix enough nitrogen...

Rain Garden Overview

What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is a small area in a residential yard or neighborhood designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water that comes from a house roof, driveway or patio. A rain garden is not a pond or wetland. It is dry most of the time and holds...

Composting Overview

Benefits of Composting Composting is the most practical and convenient way to handle your yard wastes. It can be easier and cheaper than bagging these wastes or taking them to the recycling center. Most importantly compost improves your soil and the plants growing in...

Rain Barrel Overview

What is a Rain Barrel? A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from rooftops to use later for lawn and garden watering. The water collected in a rain barrel would normally pour off your roof directly or flow through roof gutter downspouts and become storm water...

Intensive Gardening

Urban vegetable gardening requires a different approach with soil and space constraints. Intensive gardening allows you to get the most production out of limited space. Virginia Tech's Extension office has an excellent publication on intensive gardening that further...

Seeds have arrived at Boone Gardiner!

Boone Gardiner exclusively carries Seeds of  Change. We believe that their commitment to biodiversity and sustainable organic agriculture results in better seeds. All seeds are 100% certified organic. Stop by and take a look at the wide range of open-pollinated,...

Backyard Birds

Natural areas in your backyard provide attractive shelter for birds. If space allows consider piling downed limbs from the recent ice storm in an out-of-the way spot in your yard. The Cornell lab of ornithology  is a fantastic resource to help you identify birds....

How to clean your rain barrel

It is almost time to bring the rain barrel out of the garage and start catching water again for the garden!  Before you hook it up to the gutter it is a good idea to give the inside a good wash. This removes sediment and bacteria that may be dormant from last season....

Serviceberry

The Amelanchier arborea (Common Serviceberry) is a favorite of  migratory birds in Kentucky. The fruit has a similar taste to blueberies and provides an exceptional display of white flowers in the early spring. USDA Plant Profile of the...

21 Things to compost

Animal manure (excluding dog waste) Cardboard rolls Clean paper Coffee grounds and filters Cotton rags Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint Eggshells Fireplace ashes Fruits and vegetables Grass clippings Hair and fur Hay and straw Houseplants Leaves Nut shells Sawdust...