-Kristin Weeks- Terrariums make a great gift for just about any occasion, and with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we thought we’d turn this week’s blog post into a tutorial for creating the perfect terrarium! What exactly is a terrarium? Terrariums are miniature, self-contained ecosystems that make beautiful focal points, are simple to care for, and act as a reminder of our connection to the outdoors. Terrariums can be created in everything from a small spice jar to large blown … [Read more...] about DIY Terrariums | Just In Time for Mother’s Day
-Annette Morgan- Terrariums were first developed by a happy accident. In 1842, botanist Nathaniel Ward was observing insect behavior when he mistakenly left the lid off of a jar. A tiny fern spore germinated in his jar and created the first terrarium, which also came to be known as a Wardian case. There are two types of terrarias classification, closed and open. A completely closed terrarium will develop its own water cycle system via condensation. This mini greenhouse will stay moist and … [Read more...] about Terrarium Tutorial – Build a World!
-Gabrial House- The Holidays can be a fun, hectic time filled with family and friends. With holiday shopping, dinners, and outings the season just flies by. Today I want to talk about a few items that the indoor grower has probably put off buying until this special time of the year. If you are or know someone who loves to garden indoors, then Fifth Season Gardening Co. is the one-stop shop for you! Lots of growers have a tried and true nutrient regimen that they trust and love. … [Read more...] about The Indoor Gardener’s Gift List of Dreams
This time of year, we get asked a lot to recommend gifts for gardeners. We talked with our staff, and here are some of their favorites for people on your list who like to dig in the dirt: A tool they wouldn’t necessarily get for themselves, but will keep forever – A really nice quality garden tool will last for generations and makes working in the garden more enjoyable. We carry a few lines of truly high-quality tools that any gardener would love. Rogue Hoes are made from recycled … [Read more...] about Holiday Gifts for the Gardener
June 19th, Father’s Day, is fast approaching, and what better way to let the big guy in your life know that you appreciate him than hooking him up with some brewing equipment or ingredients? Whether you’re helping a seasoned brewer expand his arsenal, or introducing your father figure to a rewarding and fulfilling new hobby, Fifth Season has the stuff and know-how to help you choose an awesome Father’s Day gift. Equipment Kits There’s no better way to [re]introduce your father to beer … [Read more...] about Father’s Day at Fifth Season
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th. We asked some of our employees who are moms what they would recommend for Mother’s Day gifts. Here are some of their favorites: Flowering Shrubs A bouquet of flowers lasts a week, if you’re lucky. Roses, peonies and other beautiful flowering shrubs can last for decades. What a wonderful way to show your lasting thanks for everything a mom does. Bonus points for helping her plant them! A Hydroponic Garden If you have a mom or wife who loves her … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day at Fifth Season
Valentine's Day. A day many of us associate with cut flowers and boxes of waxy chocolates. Nothing says, "You're special to me" like cut flowers and waxy chocolates, right? This year, why not show friends, teachers, and loved ones that they really ARE special by giving them the gift of good food, beautiful surroundings, and the life-affirming benefits of gardening. Okay, so maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but for anyone who has held in their hands a little paper envelope of seeds--that … [Read more...] about Sow the seeds of love this Valentine’s Day