Growing Paperwhites Indoors

Growing Paperwhites Indoors

Paperwhite narcissus are a great choice for easy to grow blooms for the holiday season.  Plant them now for beautiful and fragrant blooms by Christmas.  When it comes to growing paperwhites, it couldn’t be easier.  All they really need is water and light to flourish.

How an Appalachian Apple Became The Gold Standard

How an Appalachian Apple Became The Gold Standard

It’s fall.  Here at Bob’s this means three things – pansies, mums, and apples.  Apples are pretty amazing.  We owe modern apples to central Asian farmers thousands of years ago who first domesticated apples.  However, we can look a little closer to home when it comes to the most popular varieties of apples today.  Two popular varieties have their origin right here in West Virginia.  Grimes Golden and Golden Delicious, West Virginia’s official state fruit.  In 2013, the Golden Delicious was one of four apple varieties featured on 33-cent stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs

Spring is just around the corner.  Really!  Here at Bob’s we have baby, thumb-sized ferns that will be massive hanging baskets in 8 months.  When the snow starts flying, we will be busy growing flowers for spring.  Right now you can plant crops for spring too.  Now is the time to plant bulbs for a splash of spring color.