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From Our Blog

  • Tips for Starting a Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

    Published on: July 27th, 2016

    Some people are fortunate to have a pond in their living space. We get a lot of questions on whether or not it’s worth it to have Koi. Well, we say it is! A Koi Pond done well adds beauty to any property. There’s also something special about the way these beautiful fish gracefully swim around. Some people find tranquility in watching them.

  • Trends in Outdoor Living

    2016 Home Decor

    Published on: April 20th, 2016

    As the weather turns warm and our hearts move to outdoors we begin to long for the comforting warmth of the sun. We take stock of the environment of our homes and join with others in search of the perfect backyard. To achieve our dreams we begin to realize that the outdoors is really a … Continue reading Trends in Outdoor Living

  • Garden-to-Table: Down to Earth’s Guide to Starting your own Edible Garden

    Vegetable Garden

    Published on: March 31st, 2016

    At some point, most of us have had the thought, “I would love a garden with herbs and vegetables.” Usually it’s triggered by eating at a farm-to-table restaurant or watching a friend pick his or her own herb and throw it in a pot right before our eyes. Procrastinate no more. We’re going to provide … Continue reading Garden-to-Table: Down to Earth’s Guide to Starting your own Edible Garden

  • How to Pick the Perfect Tree

    Published on: November 24th, 2015

    At Down to Earth, all the trees are untied and standing so that you can view the tree you are going to buy. Our experts have compiled a list of things to consider to help you pick out the perfect tree.

  • Trimming the Perfect Tree!

    Santa Tree

    Published on: November 10th, 2015

    Masterful tree trimming doesn’t happen by accident! We should know. Each year, the tree decorating experts at Down to Earth Living trim a dozen trees throughout our huge Christmas showcase… and they’ve decided to share some of their secrets.

  • Nature’s Eyes – Sculpture in the Garden. Exhibit and Reception

    Grace Knowlton

    Published on: August 28th, 2015

    September 25th – November 1st

    Down to Earth Living is pleased to host four artists whose work grows out of a symbiotic relationship with nature. Each of the artists included in the exhibition explores this interaction in his or her unique way.

  • Down to Earth featured in The Journal News

    Fall Gardening at DTE

    Published on: September 30th, 2014

    Once again, Down to Earth nursery in Pomona is hosting a free exhibit of fall plantings in a garden setting that will highlight some of the prettiest and most unusual Japanese maples in its collection.

  • Tina’s Garden: Combining Ornamental Grasses and Coneflowers

    Ornamental Grasses and Coneflowers

    Published on: July 13th, 2014

    Tina’s Garden this week I’ve recreated part of the Highline planting with a combination of Echinacea, and ornamental grasses. It creates a gorgeous mix of texture and summer colors with the relaxed feeling of a meadow.

  • Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Published on: June 12th, 2014

    You’re super busy, we know how that goes! With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d share some fun and creative ideas that don’t have anything to do with ties or socks. 🙂 Great Father’s Day Gifts from Kids a hand-made “I’ve-Got-This-Chore” coupon, good for 1, 3 or 5 redemptions (or an age appropriate … Continue reading Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

  • Plant of the Week: Lychnis “Rolly’s Favorite”

    Lychnis Rolly's Favorite

    Published on: April 23rd, 2014

    From the Netherlands this is one of the most prolific flowering early season perennials that will bloom all summer! This outstanding new selection is poised to become one of the most loved little perennials to be introduced in recent years.

  • Winter Gardening Stage One – Dreaming & Discovery

    Published on: January 25th, 2014

    Yes, it’s the middle of winter and the polar vortex has us in her icy grip. You might think it’s too early, but this is actually the perfect time to start planning your flower or vegetable garden.

  • We’re in the news!

    Published on: December 14th, 2013

    This past week we were thrilled to have Joe Connolly, the Wall Street Journal reporter on WCBS 880 AM News radio quoting our founder, Stuart Leventhal.

  • Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup

    Published on: November 25th, 2013

    Kick off Thanksgiving and take the winter chill out of the air anytime with this hearty (and mostly healthy) soup! This is a slightly doctored version of Shubox Cafe’s recipe, found online a few years ago on MSNBC’s New York, NY Local News page. After making this I must confess, it’s a toss up between … Continue reading Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup

  • Really Great Cranberry Pecan Pie

    Published on: November 19th, 2013

    A little over a year ago New York Magazine published a fabulous article called Thanksgiving; Highfalutin and Homey. Some of the recipes – like Butternut-Squash Steaks with Black Pepper submitted by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and NoMad fame – was a flop. I don’t know where I went wrong, but the soggy results … Continue reading Really Great Cranberry Pecan Pie

  • Fireside Nectar Drink Recipe

    Fireside Nectar

    Published on: November 19th, 2013

    There’s nothing like a warm drink during the Holiday season. Sometimes we like to serve something warm with a fruity kick – so Fireside Nectar is the perfect option! Again it’s a simple blend of naturally sweet juices, nectar, cider and some Aspen Mulling Spices, so its something you can whip up on the fly, … Continue reading Fireside Nectar Drink Recipe

  • Mock Mulled Wine Recipe

    Published on: November 19th, 2013

    We really like to have a full range of options when entertaining friends and family. Here’s a tasty and easy to make non-alcoholic drink recipe submitted by Phyllis, one of our terrific staff members. This Holiday drink recipe is made with Aspen Mulling Cider Spices mix – something we use to serve up FREE Hot … Continue reading Mock Mulled Wine Recipe

  • Nyack Hospital Fundraiser

    Gorgeous Flowers

    Published on: November 14th, 2013

    We are thrilled to have been chosen to host an Enchanted Evening Fundraiser on November 21, 2013, and hope you can attend. Here are the details from our Press Release about this exciting opportunity to fund renovations at Nyack Hospital’s Emergency Department! # # # FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   – 11/13/13  The Nyack Hospital Auxiliary … Continue reading Nyack Hospital Fundraiser

  • Carrot Souffle for Thanksgiving

    Published on: November 8th, 2013

    We LOVE trying different Thanksgiving recipes that use a food processor – anything that saves time, makes a great presentation and tastes delicious works for us! Even if you’ve never made one, don’t be afraid to give this soufflé recipe a try! The thing to remember is that any soufflé needs to be served as … Continue reading Carrot Souffle for Thanksgiving

  • Stevie’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

    Published on: November 6th, 2013

    Hello and welcome to Down to Earth’s first recipe post! Our staff has lots of great Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes to share, so we’ll be posting scrumptious new Holiday entertaining menu ideas each week. Today we start with a Thanksgiving classic –  a tasty Sweet Potato Casserole recipe contributed by Stevie L. Stevie’s Sweet Potato … Continue reading Stevie’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe