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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Gardeners

Chocolate schmocolate. Skip the sweets and give your green-thumb Valentine what he or she really wants by downloading and printing this nifty IOU for garden lovers. Not only will you score major dirty-fingernail points, but we’ll bet your hard work will be repaid with some fresh garden bounty once harvest time rolls around. Yes, your… Read more »

Tale of a Tomato Taste Test

By Byron Ford I became a Master Gardener in 2013, and through the program I’ve learned all kinds of information about soils, plant propagation, pests, and diseases, to name just a few. Each monthly meeting usually consists of a speaker, a garden tour, or hands-on training, plus — most importantly — a pot-luck lunch. The… Read more »

3rd Annual Bonnie Fishing Classic

By Vince Culpepper It’s that time of year again, when Bonnie Plants employees, along with their families and friends, head to Lake Point State Park in Eufaula, Alabama for the 3rd Annual Bonnie Fishing Classic. As in previous years, competitors had the honor of pitting their skills against those of Bonnie partner and Bassmaster Elite… Read more »

2nd Annual Bonnie Fishing Classic

With the temperatures cooling off here in the South, many gardeners are starting to spend even more time outdoors—and those of us who work for Bonnie Plants are no exception. This past weekend, many Bonnie employees and friends gathered at Lake Point State Park in Eufaula, Alabama for the 2nd Annual Bonnie Fishing Classic.

Bonnie Plants and the AHA Go to Hollywood

On July 27, 2013 Bonnie Plants was proud to support the American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching Gardens as they took part in Variety’s Power of Youth in Hollywood, California, an event held to honor young celebrities who have made significant contributions to charitable causes. Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis, star of the film Beasts of the… Read more »

Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners
(They’re Free!)

Psst! Don’t worry if you haven’t found just the right gift yet for that special gardener in your life. We’ve got some creative stocking stuffers for gardeners that are sure to bring a smile of pure joy. Simply download and print these garden-centric IOUs, then slip one (or more!) in your favorite green thumb’s stocking…. Read More -->

Perennials: The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Happy Mother’s Day! I have a photo from Mother’s Day 2006 that I keep in a frame in our kitchen. I can look at the photo and remember that day like it was yesterday…literally! I have three little girls who then were 2, 4 and 6 years old. It was a blistering hot and humid… Read more »

Bonnie Plants Pro Keith Poche Finishes Third in Bassmaster Classic

Bonnie Plants Pro Fisherman Keith Poche made a huge splash at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic in late February. The 3-day event was located in Shreveport, LA, just outside of Keith’s hometown of Natchitoches, LA.  The Classic is the most coveted title in all of professional fishing. At the end of day 1, the Bonnie Plants Pro… Read more »

Planting the AHA Teaching Garden at “The Lorax” World Premiere

Last year, I had the opportunity to meet Kelly Meyer, the Founder of the American Heart Association (AHA) Teaching Gardens, and to become involved in their efforts to educate children about the value of gardening and healthy food choices. Bonnie Plants provided expert gardening advice and planning for the planting of AHA Teaching Gardens across the country. One of… Read more »

We’re Gearing Up for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

With spring quickly approaching, outdoor enthusiasts such as myself begin making preparations for warming temperatures. Whether it’s preparing the backyard for the spring garden or removing the cover from my fishing boat, that time will soon be upon us all. Each spring, millions of people from coast to coast break out their favorite fishing tackle and… Read more »

Bonnie Plants Talks Gardening at the Living Earth Festival

This past weekend, several Bonnie Plants folks attended the Living Earth Festival at the National American Indian Museum (NAIM). This was our second year to participate in this fun event that presents both traditional and modern methods of addressing climate change, environmental issues, and health concerns. Being plant people, Glenn Burlack from NAIM knew we’d… Read more »

Bonnie Plants and Green Education Foundation Promote “Garden as a Teaching Tool”

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) recently launched the “Garden as a Teaching Tool” program with support from Bonnie Plants. The program provides educators with resources to create sustainable gardens for their own schools, including a new section of the GEF website that offers everything from garden designs to small garden projects to lesson plans that… Read more »

Swiss Chard Takes Center Stage

This week, we’ve been setting up two raised bed gardens and several container gardens at the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta. Here it is the end of February, and our vegetable and herb plants are huge with lots of ripening fruit—baby eggplants, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers. How’d we do it? These plants were started… Read more »