Mckinney Gardens

Shop like a Chef at the Farmers Market

Today marks the first article in the #ShopLikeAChef Summer Series. Chef Robert Lyford of Patina Green Home and Market and I met at the McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square for a tour and to relay some of his knowledge on how to shop local. "The main thing I want...

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McKinney Gardens: Beth’s Gardening Tips

from the Garden of Beth DiGioia, Resident Gardener If you want to be picking fresh, ripe tomatoes from now until Thanksgiving, now is the time to plant your favorite variety! The warm soil will prompt quick growth and by the time the plants are mature enough to...

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McKinney Gardens: Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus Epiphyllum oxypetalum Night blooming Cereus, also known as Queen of the Knight, is a member of the cactus family.  It’s a rather unassuming and clumsy-looking plant with large paddle-shaped leaves (technically flattened stems that function as...

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Meet Resident Gardener: Beth DiGioia

Good morning and Happy 3rd of July! I am so excited to introduce to you Beth DiGioia, the Resident Gardener for The Art of Living Beautifully. Below is a little note from Beth-she will be sharing her first article on Night Blooming Cereus with us this coming...

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Potager Garden Continued…

I have been a bit concerned about the plans for my Potager Garden. While my dreams of growing tomatoes and squash and various herbs danced fragrantly around my head, reality of the lack of proper sunlight set in, and for a time I thought we would have to change...

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