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Apple Bees Knees Cocktail ~ As featured on KEZI “In the Garden”

INGREDIENTS

HONEY SYRUP:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup honey
3 springs rosemary

COCKTAIL
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce apple juice
1 ounce honey syrup
rosemary and/ or apple slices, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

SIMPLE SYRUP
Place the water, honey and rosemary in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Turn off from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature before using and then store remaining syrup in the refrigerator for up to one week.

COCKTAIL
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add the gin, lemon juice, apple juice and honey syrup. Shake to combine and strain into a glass. Garnish with a rosemary and apple slices.

*Adapted from @asaucykitchen

Lemon Spaghetti Squash Bread & Butternut Squash Bread Recipes ~ As featured on KEZI “In the Garden”

Lemon Spaghetti Squash Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup spaghetti squash (roasted and then grated)

For the Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions:

Grease and flour a 9×5″ bread pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer, beat the eggs. Add the 1/2 cup of oil and 1 1/3 cups of sugar and mix until well blended.

Add 1/2 cup of applesauce, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and lemon zest to the mixture and blend well.

Add the 2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder all at once. Blend on low speed just until everything is incorporated and most of the lumps are gone.

Add the one cup of grated spaghetti squash and fold in using a spoon.

Pour the batter into your prepared bread pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Allow the bread to cool for at least 30 minutes in the pans. Then slide a knife or spatula around the edges to loosen and turn out onto a cutting board. Allow to cool completely.

*Adapted from @icecreamandinspiration

Butternut Squash Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 cup butternut squash puree*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (or your favorite nuts), chopped and toasted

Glaze

  • 1 TBS Honey & 1TBS Bourbon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place oven rack in center of oven. Generously grease a 9×5-inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine butternut squash puree, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and water until well blended. Add the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Lightly stir in the chopped nuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. NOTE: Be sure and poke the toothpick already to the center of the loaf. A good check is to use an instant digital thermometer to test your bread. The internal temperature of the bread should be at 200 degrees F. when done.

Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. Pour glaze on top. Cool completely before slicing.

*Adapted from @whatscookingamerica

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Filberts 101 ~ In The Garden on KEZI

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EUGENE, Ore — Oregon’s state nut is the filbert, but what do you really know about filberts, also known as hazelnuts?

In this week’s ‘In The Garden,’ Caleb Johnson takes us in the classroom for “Filberts 101.”

“It’s a great tree. We have one of the best growing conditions for them. So there is lots of great Oregon farmers out there putting them in and selling them worldwide,” said Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market.

Johnson says filberts should be treated like a fruit tree.

“You want to prune them back in the fall, after you’ve done your harvest. You want to get your dormant sprays on them to prevent insects and disease. And then you need two filbert trees, unless you happen to live next to an orchard. What I mean is, you need two different varieties. They need to cross pollinate each other to get a decent amount of nuts,” added Johnson.

Johnson says it’s important for anyone growing filberts to make sure to not overfertilize them or add too much compost. Doing so can contribute to big green leaves, but not a lot of hazelnuts.

“When you do get your hazelnut harvest, don’t just crack them and eat them right out of the shell. They need to go through a drying process before you can eat them,” said Johnson.

Come and see our wonderful selection of plants! Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.

KEZI In The Garden~ Fall Favorites!

Check out Caleb Johnson’s favorite plants!

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COBURG, Ore. – There are many plants that shine in the fall and they are some of Caleb Johnson’s favorites.

Paniculata Hydrangea, Nandina, Camellias, and Barberries are just a few plants that can be found at Johnson Brother’s Garden Market.

KEZI In The Garden ~ All About Fall!

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Fall is here, and the gardening season is winding down, but there are things to do now to get ready for next spring.

“It’s a great time to plant trees, shrubs, beautiful annuals like astors, pansies, violas and mums. There’s so much color, and the conditions for planting is one of the best times of the year in the fall,” said Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market.

In addition to adding color to your yard, it’s still not too late to plant cold season vegetables like kale, lettuce and Brussels sprouts. Fall is also the right time to plant garlic and tulip bulbs that will emerge from the ground next spring.

Johnson also suggests thinning perennials.

“We can dig them up and divide them and give them more space for next year as well — so, a lot of good prep things you can do in the fall,” Johnson said.

Another item on the “to do” list — fertilize the lawn.

“Fertilize. Put some lime down to balance the pH to get rid of the moss — those pesky weeds as well — and get your lawn off to a much better start. Just do a little prep now,” Johnson said.

Come and see our wonderful selection of plants! Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.

Memorial Weekend Sales Start Thursday!

Memorial Weekend Sales

Valid Thursday through Monday

$10 off Regular Priced Hanging Baskets 

(Priced at $39.99 and up)

50% off Tomato Cages 

50% off Espoma Liquid Tomato Food

50% off 1 Gallon Azaleas 

$10 Sluggo (Reg.$16.99)

50% off Bond Aeorflex Hoses

Buy 1 Get 1 Free* ~ Annuals Priced $3.99-$14.99 

(Jumbo Packs, 4-inch and Gallons)

*Free item of equal or lesser value.  

75% off clearance plants

*Free item of equal or lesser value.  Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last and valid on in stock items only. Sales valid 5/23-5/27.

Now is a great time to get deals on plants!

 

Gardening on a budget ~ In The Garden on KEZI

Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market, has insider tips for anyone gardening on a budget.

EUGENE, Ore – Whether you are tackling big or small garden projects this season, you can save money by planning in advance.

Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market, has insider tips to save cash.

“The number one thing you can do is to make a plan. Figure out what your top priority is– what do you want to get done in your yard? And stay focused when you come into the garden center,” Johnson said.

Another tip to save money is to grow plants from seed.  It takes a little bit longer, but Johnson says it’s a lot more economical. You can also purchase plants in packs including grower packs, jumbo packs, and 6-packs.

Johnson also suggests investing in bulbs that you plant once and enjoy for many seasons.

For anyone interested in trees and shrubs consider buying smaller sizes.

“Not everything is available in smaller sizes, but those that you can find, get them. You have to be a little patient. It’s going to make your dollars go a lot further putting in landscape type items,” added Johnson.

Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.

In The Garden: Tips to getting your garden ready!

 

 

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EUGENE, Ore — Rain may be in the forecast, but it’s spring and it’s time for planting.

Caleb Johnson, owner of Johnson Brothers Garden Market, kicks off a new season of “In The Garden” with tips to get your garden ready.

“The first thing is get rid of the weeds.  They are coming up. So spray them, pull them, put a pre-emergent down — something to get them under control before you plant all your new plants,” Johnson said.

It’s still early in the season, but gardeners can plant cool season vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, and carrots. It’s also a good time to plant cold season annuals.

“We got ranunculus, alyssum, lobelia, the list goes on. Plus, all of your perennials, and other trees and shrubs are good to go outside now.”

For anyone feeling a little adventurous Johnson says consider planting seeds.

“Seeds would be great to get started now because the last frost is the beginning of May. So, if you plant now you’ll have some starts ready to go when spring really kicks off in May.”

Last but not least, prepare your soil by adding new soil and lime, and work it into the soil before you add plants.

“And then, get rid of the slugs. Because you know when you put in those new plants they are going to come for them. So put your slug bait down before you plant. If you prep before you plant, you are going to save yourself some work a little bit later,” added Johnson.

Johnson Brothers Garden Market is located at 91444 Coburg Road in Eugene.

Winter color…ya we’ve got that!

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Most people think of winter in the Willamette Valley as wet, cold and dreary… and did I mention wet? Good news is, we here at Johnson Brothers have a variety of hardy options for winter color that will bloom and provide interest all throughout the damp winter months lasting until spring.

Of course, we have all the classic options such as winter pansies and violas, which provide cute pops of color and a bold fragrance along with ornamental cabbage and kales that promise striking interest with hues of greens, purples and whites.

Aside from the traditional, we also have many other options for winter color that most people don’t think of, that can really set your landscape apart from the rest.

We have a fresh stock of both winter and spring blooming Camellias. These hardy evergreen shrubs bring color in a big way, with dark glossy foliage and big bright blooms.

Hellebores, are often an over-looked gem. These compact evergreen perennials set off their blooms around Christmas and last into the spring. They come in a variety of colors ranging from whites and pinks to deep violets.

Sarcococca is another forgotten treasure, these also evergreen, hardy shade tolerant shrubs thrive here in the Willamette Valley. These little beauties put on tons of small, white, incredibly fragrant blooms from January into early spring.

For more interest to tuck between your winter blooming shrubs we love Heuchera, a small mounding evergreen perennial that comes in a variety of colors from lime greens to oranges and even burgundies. They provide excellent winter color and year round accent in any landscape. Wintergreen is another favorite, an excellent evergreen ground cover that puts on vibrant red berries and, true to it’s name, puts off the scent of winter-green gum.

This weekend, Sept. 26th-28th, we are having our Fall Planting Event here at the nursery. We’ll have weekend only specials along with our “Cash for Plant Clunkers” event going on. Cash for Clunkers means you can bring in cuttings of your dead plants and get a voucher good for $5 towards a replacement tree or shrub. A few of these fabulous winter bloomers fall into that category, so grab your old dead plants, your Brother Bucks, and head on out to see us this weekend for big savings at our Fall Planting Event.

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Hot Summer Plants

Every day for the next two weeks we will be featuring a different plant as our “Hot Summer Special”. This will give you the opportunity to snag some popular items at a fraction of the cost– perfect for those late summer pops of color or last minute spruce up for the bbq with the in-laws kind of things.


Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for daily updates and reminders of the sales over the next two weeks. We all hope to see you soon, and remember to stay hydrated!