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Primrose Care Instructions

Learn the best tips for primrose care. The Primrose, with bright and cheery flowers, are irresistible as the first harbinger of spring. Available in almost every color of the rainbow, they make a great gift or addition to your…

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Paperwhite narcissus

Paperwhites are relatives of the daffodil and are one of the earliest winter bulbs to bloom. In the spring and summer, plant a few bulbs every few weeks and you’ll have blooms through late fall and early winter. These…

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Poinsettias

Our traditional holiday plant was brought to this country by the US Minister to Mexico, Joel Poinsett, in 1835. He returned to South Carolina with cuttings of this pretty Mexican wildflower. It still bears his name. Much plant breeding…

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Indoor Christmas Tree Care

Indoor Christmas Trees Whether you’re looking to decorate a small space for the holidays, or just want to add a little extra holiday fragrance to your home, indoor Christmas trees can be the answer. From pine to cypress and…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

At this time of year, everyone has an opinion or idea of what you can do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. And so do we! We came up with some great ideas for reusing some holiday favorites in new dishes.…

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Let’s Get Shakin’

Let’s Get Shakin’! There’s nothing quite like businesses supporting other businesses. Recently, Two Sisters’ Mixers (TSM) launched in Mechanicsburg, right down the road from Ashcombe! This new business allows customers to create high quality, unique cocktails at home. Become…

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Bacon Onion Jam

Who doesn’t love bacon? Everyone loves bacon! Crisp, crunchy, salty, and juicy; bacon is a staple food group for many people. Margaret, the Country Café Manager and Head Cook, has been experimenting to find new and delicious ways to…

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Jalapeno Poppers

It’s football season! That means snacks on the coffee table during the big game, bringing something shareable to a party, or quick and easy munchies in the lot at a tailgate. You can make everyone think you worked for…

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Caring for Mums

It’s finally feeling like fall! Mums are the perfect way to decorate your home for the season. Mums are super simple to care for while adding a ton of color to your porch or patio. Chrysanthemums are lovely, semi-hardy…

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Fall Fashion Look Book

Fall fashion is here at Ashcombe, just in time for sweater weather! Choose from a large selection of boutique style clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Our boutique is bursting at the seams with fall inspired fashion finds. Our fall fashion…

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Caring for your Kalanchoe

HOW TO GROWKalanchoes require at least 4 hours of direct ...

Herb Blends to DIY

Did you know you can DIY your own spice mixes ...

Great Garlic!

Garlic...measure with your heart. "There's no such thing as 'too ...

Ficus (Fig Trees)

Ficus is a great centerpiece plant for your home. Fig ...

Growing Ferns

Ferns are a diverse group of plants great for use ...

Drying Herbs

Harvest your herbs early in the day before essential oils ...

Dracaena (Dragon Plant)

A member of the Agave Family. These handsome foliage plants ...

Growing Leeks

A leek is an onion-like plant used in cooking and ...

Growing Lavender

Lavender is a great herb that can be used to ...

Growing and Using Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is an interesting looking vegetable that can be used ...

Growing Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum red leaves over lite background, horizontal image Japanese ...

How to Grow Dianthus

Pinks and Sweet William are two other names for Dianthus. ...

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, yams, whatever you like to call them, let's ...

Growing Seed Potatoes

Learn all about the care of seed potatoes so you ...

Growing Peppers

Peppers are essential for your cooking and in your garden! ...

Growing Peas

Let's grow some peas! Check out these tips for growing ...

Growing Hibiscus Indoors

Bright, bold, big, and breath takingly beautiful! Hibiscus is a ...

Growing Herbs

Herbs are a great addition to gardens and kitchens alike. ...

Growing Geraniums

ZONAL OR BEDDING GERANIUMSThese are the common geraniums that everyone ...

Growing Beautiful Roses

Roses can be a tough plant to care for and ...

Growing Beautiful Fuchsias

Fuchsia are beautiful plants with an interesting shape and trailing ...

Caring for Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are fun and interesting to have around. Learn ...

Blueberry Bush Care

Keep your blueberry bush thriving this season! More information below ...

Growing Blackberries

Read through the document below to learn tips and tricks ...

Rhododendrons and Azaleas

View the file below to learn about shrub care specific ...

Basil Care

Basil plants like to stay moist and require around 1 ...

Insects in the Garden

Gardens are a naturally attractive home for many insects. Have ...

Growing Begonias: Inside and Out

Begonias are fascinating in their diversity, form, and variety. Here ...

Oxalis: Shamrock Care

Care instructions and tips for Oxalis (Shamrock). These are among ...

Pansy Care Instructions

Pansies are hardy, or cold-tolerant annuals. They can survive cold ...

Primrose Care Instructions

Learn the best tips for primrose care. The Primrose, with ...

Paperwhite narcissus

Paperwhites are relatives of the daffodil and are one of ...

Indoor Christmas Tree Care

Indoor Christmas Trees Whether you’re looking to decorate a small ...

Thanksgiving Leftovers

At this time of year, everyone has an opinion or ...

Let’s Get Shakin’

Let's Get Shakin'! There’s nothing quite like businesses supporting other ...

Bacon Onion Jam

Who doesn’t love bacon? Everyone loves bacon! Crisp, crunchy, salty, ...

Jalapeno Poppers

It’s football season! That means snacks on the coffee table ...

Caring for Mums

It's finally feeling like fall! Mums are the perfect way ...

Fall Flavor Recipes

Time to get cozy with fall flavors! Think, a crisp ...

Fall Fashion Look Book

Fall fashion is here at Ashcombe, just in time for ...

Top 10 Fall Decor Trends

It may be August, but Dunkin is introducing pumpkin flavored ...

DIY Pickles

You can make your very own pickled vegetables for a ...

Stonewall Kitchen Celebrates 30 Years!

Since 1991, Stonewall Kitchen has proudly brought our customers only ...

Four Varieties of Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs you ...

Presto Pesto!

Looking for a fresh and simple summer time meal? Well ...

Watering 101: How Much and How Often to Water Plants

Everyday we get questions about watering. The biggest thing is ...

Grilling With Herbs!

Growing your own herbs is the best way to bump ...

Composting: Get the Most from Your Garden

May 29th is National Composting Day! We are here to ...

Take Care of Your Tomato

Spring is here and the threat of frost is gone ...

How to Properly Plant a Shrub

One of the most frequent questions we get here at ...

A Full Day with Wind and Willow

Wind and Willow is a dry mix brand for soups, ...

Spring and Summer Shrub Recipes

Add some sweetness to your spring and summer with Tait ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming up and Ashcombe is here with ...

The Hand That Holds the Hose, Grows the Rose

Lois Eckman is the hand that holds the hose, and ...

The Bower – A Native Garden and Sculpture Park

Step out of the hubbub of the city and step ...

New Product with New Recipes!

Our gourmet foods section is introducing a new product line! ...

Plant a Spring Porch Pot!

Spring is sprung so it's time to get those annuals ...

Curbside Pickup Procedures 2021!

In the interest of customer and employee safety we have ...

Pruning Roses

Brandon, our Nursery Manager, walks you through the how's and ...

Strawberries and Cream Dip Recipes!

Have you been in our store and seen all the ...

Easter Take Home Craft

We are sending home crafts for those who registered following ...

Pruning Panicle Hydrangea

Pruning is a daunting task, especially when your shrub is ...

Nana’s Hot Bacon Dressing

Our Cook, Margaret, is sharing one of her family recipes! ...

CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE BACK AT ASHCOMBE!

After a year of uncertainties, upheaval, and unexpected changes, Ashcombe ...

DIY Strawberry Jar With Pansies!

Plant your own DIY Strawberry Jar with Pansies. Strawberry jars ...

27 Years With Ashcombe!

Our floral designer Nedra has 27 years of experience with ...

DIY Spring Wreath!

Make a DIY Spring Wreath for your front door this ...

Ashcombe Sauces and Recipes!

Our gourmet food section is full of a variety of ...

Inside Margaret’s Mind: What Inspires You.

We interviewed our "cook" (we've learned not to call her ...

7 VALENTINE’S GIFT ALTERNATIVES TO CUT FLOWERS

Valentine’s Day is quickly sneaking up but don’t panic! You ...

Plants for Clean Air

PLANTS CLEAN THE AIR WE BREATHECommon indoor plants clean up ...

Plants for Low Light

Plants that will grow in low light are much appreciated ...

Orchids FAQ

The American orchid Society receives hundreds of orchid-related questions each ...

Phalaenopsis/The Moth Orchid

An American Orchid Society demographic survey showed that phalaenopsis have ...

Tillandsia/Air Plants

In the jungles of Central America, Tillandsias anchor themselves on ...

Gardenias

Gardenias were discovered in China in the 1700’s. Their fragrance ...

Poinsettias

Our traditional holiday plant was brought to this country by ...

Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera The unusual stems and timely blossoms of these commonly ...

Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a lovely flowering plant appreciated for its habit ...

Succulents & Cacti

Cacti & Succulents are widely diversified groups of plants with ...

Bee Gardening

More and more gardeners are anxious to do their part ...

Attracting Birds

Watching birds flying in to eat at your backyard feeders ...

Anthurium

A. andreanum (tail flower)A. scherzerianum (flamingo flower, pigtail plant) The ...

Amaryllis

Amaryllis is one of the easiest bulbs to care for, ...

The African Violet

The African Violet (saintpaulia) has become the most popular member ...
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Ornamental Cabbage & Kale

Great plants for fall! Cabbage and Kale keep their brilliant ...