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2014-06-05 16:23:41

WARMINSTER, Penn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W. Atlee Burpee Co. will join celebrity guests to honor American military personnel at the opening ceremony of the 19(th) season of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Market. Burpee, a heritage seed company, will share 2000 sets of its Welcome Home Gardens with veterans and the public attending the event, held at the USDA Headquarters at 12(th) and Independence Ave., S. W. in Washington D.C., Friday, June 6, at...

2014-03-05 12:22:08

WARMINSTER, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While multiple winter storms continue to cause widespread disruption across the nation, garden experts at Burpee, one of America's oldest seed and plant companies, predict a silver lining. George Ball, Burpee's chairman, suggests that by providing much needed moisture for springtime plantings, and insulating perennial plants that are dormant in winter, the record snowfall will be a blessing in disguise for home gardeners. Winter storm...

2010-09-09 14:46:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While most American industries are experiencing slowdowns and at best stagnant sales and profits, the home gardening industry is enjoying another record year as Americans increasingly opt to grow their own vegetables for a variety of reasons. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100909/PH62360 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100909/PH62360 ) Led by W. Atlee Burpee & Co, in Warminster, PA, the home gardening industry has...

2009-01-12 09:30:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently completed cost-analysis by America's leading home gardening company reveals major savings for people who grow their own vegetables. According to W. Atlee Burpee & Co. (www.Burpee.com), a well-planned garden will result in a 1 to 25 cost-savings ratio, meaning $50 in seeds and fertilizer can produce $1,250 worth of groceries purchased at a supermarket. "And all you need is a small, sunny plot to enjoy these big savings," says Burpee...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By BETH BOTTS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A lot of people seem to be trying their hands at vegetable gardening this year, according to George Ball, president of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the big seed company in Warminster, Pa. He says sales of vegetable seeds are up 30 to 40 percent this season, double last year's growth rate. A big factor, he says, probably is the number of retiring baby boomers entering "their prime gardening years." He also points to high gasoline prices keeping people at home,...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

By McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE A lot of people seem to be trying their hands at vegetable gardening this year, according to George Ball, president of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the big seed company in Warminster, Pa. He says sales of vegetable seeds are up 30 to 40 percent this season, double last year's growth rate. A big factor, he says, probably is the number of retiring baby boomers entering "their prime gardening years." He also points to high gasoline prices keeping people at home, expensive...

2008-06-15 18:00:12

By Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune Jun. 15--A lot of people seem to be trying their hands at vegetable gardening this year, according to George Ball, president of W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the big seed company in Warminster, Pa. He says sales of vegetable seeds are up 30 to 40 percent this season, double last year's growth rate. A big factor, he says, probably is the number of retiring Baby Boomers entering "their prime gardening years." He also points to high gasoline prices keeping people...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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