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How to Design a Low-Maintenance Garden the Family Will Love

Many urban and suburban families dream of having a lush, green paradise where they can enjoy a sunny Sunday surrounded by bright flowers and bustling butterflies.  We flip through Better Homes & Gardens or This Old House and drool over spectacular gardens…but when we dig into the details, we see …

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Sprouting Made Easy: Start Your Seeds in Egg Cartons

When you plant 30,000 strawberry plants in anticipation of a big spring event like we do at Barton Hill Farms, you start thinking about planting very early.  But for those of you who are growing on a slightly smaller scale, the time to think about seedlings is now.  By germinating …

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Austin Shopping Guide: 10 Places to Shop Local in 2020

The biggest shopping season of the year is upon us. And with social distancing still important, it’s easier than ever to default to big-box online shopping.  While we don’t begrudge Amazon its success, we don’t want to forget about all the wonderful independent stores in our own backyard! This Christmas, …

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How to Prepare Your Garden For Winter in 6 Steps

When the temperatures drop and the days grow short, we know the growing days of the spring and summer season are over. While there are some cold weather vegetables that we can continue to cultivate, most of us are looking to go dormant for the winter. A little prep work …

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Looking Back at the 2020 Festival

What a season!  Looking back at our fall festival, it’s hard to remember that for a while, we weren’t sure if it would even happen. But with a few tweaks and changes, we were still able to provide a place for our friends and neighbors to get outside and have …

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Final Weekend of the Pumpkin Patch!

Well friends, we’ve had one heck of a season. This time last year, we never could have guessed in our wildest dreams that we’d have to cancel our Spring Festival, and that we’d go cashless in our Austin Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch.  But Texans are made of tough stuff, …

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