Posts by julie

German Potato Salad

Total Time: 55 mins. – Serves 6 Ingredients: 8 oz. thick-cut bacon, chopped 2 lb. Green Thumb Farms Signature Chef Potato (or any golden potatoes), cut into 1/2″-thick slices 2 sprigs rosemary 2 tbsp. beer or water 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tsp. caraway seeds 1 small bunch green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 c. malt vinegar 2 tbsp. grainy mustard 2 tbsp. Finely chopped fresh parsley 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar   Directions: Heat grill on medium. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon on medium 8 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring frequently. With slotted...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Christmas Ferns

Christmas Ferns –Polystichum acrostichoides   Specifics: Scientific Name: Polystichum acrostichoides Common Name: Christmas Ferns Hardiness: USDA zones 3 to 9 How Sold: In bunches.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Dryish or moist soils in woodland gardens, shade gardens or shady areas of borders, wild or native plant gardens. May also be planted in shady areas along walls or foundations. A good plant for massing on slopes (including dryish, rocky ones) to help combat soil erosion. Description: Polystichum acrostichoides, commonly called Christmas...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Haircap Moss

Haircap Moss – Polytrichum commune   Specifics: Scientific Name: Polytrichum commune Common Name: Haircap Moss Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 15 How Sold: In slabs as close to 16″ x 24″ as possible.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Ground cover, around base of tree & shrubs, between pavers on a shady garden path. Description: Alongside algae and mushrooms, moss was one of the earliest plants to emerge on land about 540 million years ago. Because it has no roots, moss was able to survive because it got nutrients from waves of water...

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Grilled Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Total Time: 1 hr. 5 mins. – Serves: 8 Ingredients: 3 lb. red potatoes Kosher salt pepper ¼ c. aged sherry vinegar 1 small shallot 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ½ c. blue cheese ⅓ c. olive oil 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 14 oz. watercress 2 green onions   Directions: Place potatoes in 8-quart saucepot and add enough cold water to cover. Add 2 tablespoons salt and heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to medium and boil 10 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are just cooked through but not soft. Test by piercing a potato with a thin skewer or toothpick; when skewer meets some resistance but can...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Bunchberry

Bunchberry – Cornus Canadensis   Specifics: Scientific Name: Cornus canadensis Common Name: Bunchberry, Creeping Dogwood Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 6; Best performance is in cool to cold climates in the shade of trees and shrubs. How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Attractive native ground cover for shady areas of the landscape. Description: Bunchberry Dogwoods are probably the ultimate ground cover plants for growing in moist, woodland areas or in your shade garden.  These short, bright green plants...

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