Saturday, Nov 18th 2017

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528 Trax Rd, Finleyville,PA 15332
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Herbs

Herbs

The world was once a thriving buffet of fresh fruits and vegetables. One merely had to know

what do look for and indulge in the best food the earth had to offer. With the expansion of

grocery stores packed with all sorts of process foods and chemical laden produce, many people

are getting back to their roots, so to speak, by growing their own foods once again.

While people are growing their own fruits and vegetables at increasing rates, they are also

discovering the importance of home grown herbs to take their precious produce to new

culinary heights. Herbs are easily grown in small areas so they are perfect for growing in pots or

in window grow boxes. Unlike many other forms of plants, herbs are very easy to grow. They do

not take a lot of maintenance, so they are perfect for the gardener just gaining their green

thumb.

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Roses

Roses

When we think of flowers we think of the delicate beauty they bring to every piece of land they occupy. Flowers bring a subtle, but sweet scent to the air and seem to alleviate the stresses of a hectic lifestyle by just living in our garden.  One of the most recognizable and beautiful flowers of all is the rose.

Roses symbolize love, compassion, and friendship. Giving a rose to a person is lets them know that you care. Having a well-kept rose bush as part of your garden can allow you to become the envy of the neighborhood. Roses do not merely come in the long stem red variety that we are most accustomed to seeing in flower shops across the United States. Flowers come in a wide variety of colors and types.

 

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Marigolds

Marigolds

You may be toying with the idea of adding marigolds to your flower garden this year. You are definitely not the first to have this thought. Marigolds are one of the original flowers of North America. Spanish settlers discovered them when they arrived to this “New Land.” Marigolds then made the trip back across the ocean to be presented to British royalty as evidence of the vast beauty of the “New Land.” Being a very durable flower, the marigold made the difficult journey, surprisingly, well intact.

Marigolds are very beautiful annuals that come in a variety of colors to brighten up any garden. They hold up in all kinds of conditions so they are great for all types of weather. There are a number of different types of marigolds. The type of marigold purchased depends on the care needed and the time of year it will bloom. There are four types of marigolds.

 

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Gardening Tips for Spring

Gardening Tips for Spring

Spring is a magical time of year. Almost overnight the earth wakes up from a long winter’s nap and turns green with new life. The air seems fresher and people emerge from their homes ready to spend some time outside amongst all the natural beauty. Spring is also the time of year many choose to celebrate life by tilling up the sleepy ground and planting a fresh batch of seeds.

Gardening is enjoyed by a variety of people. What once was a way of life for almost every person in the nation has become lost to some. With the price of everything going up many people are turning back to the traditions of growing our own food to reduce the ever increasing grocery bill. For a well-seasoned gardener starting a new garden is a joyous experience. Working in the earth brings us back to nature in all its glory.

For the novice, starting a garden can be a very stressful entity. A beginner needs all the help they can get, so here are a few tips to ensure that your gardening experience will be less stressful and fill your home with all the fresh fruits and veggies your family craves.

 

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Pansies

All About Pansies

Pansies are one of the most beautiful and widely used varieties of flowers. They come in a wide variety of colors and have heart-shaped leaves. Pansies usually contain two different colors, usually a lighter color with a darker color streaked within the leaves. They are a low lying flower that grows best in cool weather. Many attempts have been made to create a pansy variety suited for warmer weather, but none have been successful.

 

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Contact Trax Farms

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm

Sunday: 9 am- 6 pm

528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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Phone  412.835.3246

 

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