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Garden to Table: A Beginners Guide to Edibles

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 >>>

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Holiday Decorating Tips from Down to Earth Living

It happens every year… You’re hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Years at your house. You take a look around and think to yourself— should I paint, is it time to redo the floors, should we update the guest room, resurface the cabinets.  No, No, No & NO! Don’t rush home improvements just because you have … Continue reading >>>

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Tips for Starting a Koi Pond

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.

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Updating your Outdoor Space on a Budget

We all NEED a little change once in a while. So you find yourself smack dab in the middle of summer, wanting to update your outdoor living space but don’t feel like going overboard with your budget. Here are some quick, inexpensive ways to update your outdoors that will have your friends thinking you just … Continue reading >>>

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Trends in Outdoor Living

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 >>>

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How to Pick the Perfect Tree

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.

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Trimming the Perfect Tree!

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.

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Down to Earth featured in The Journal News

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.

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Easy July 4th Party Recipes & Tasty Summer Side Dishes

As you might imagine, we LOVE entertaining outdoors! And with summer in full swing – and July 4th around the corner – we thought you’d like some great ideas for tasty summer party recipes! Aside from our own novice chefs, one of our favorite recipe sources is The Food Network! Here are several terrific summer recipes that … Continue reading >>>

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Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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 >>>

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Smart Patio Furniture Maintenance & Care Tips

There are a few simple things you can do to insure your patio furniture set looks as pristine and beautiful as the day it was delivered! Our resident outdoor furniture expert Susan shares the following helpful tips… IMPORTANT NOTE: NEVER use any wax on fabric (slings and/or cushions) and use it sparingly on heavily textured … Continue reading >>>

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Easy Mother’s Day Cheesecake Recipe

We love plants and gardening and all things that make your outdoor living spaces comfy, but we also like to eat well. So many members of our staff enjoy sharing recipes here – especially when they are amazingly tasty, healthy or easy. While this Paula Deen recipe (which we’ve been making since finding it on … Continue reading >>>

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Happy Mother’s Day – Breakfast & Outing Ideas

Still making your Mother’s Day plans? You’re not alone! Here are some great ideas, to make this year’s Mother’s Day festivities extra memorable … Make a yummy homemade breakfast! You don’t need to be a gourmet chef to impress mom with your culinary skills. A simple stack of pancakes or a scrambled egg breakfast with a … Continue reading >>>

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

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.

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Kicking Off the Spring Gardening Season

Mother Nature has played her cruel joke on us this week. Don’t fret… there’s things you can do if you just planted fresh flowers. Take a sheet, some sticks and rocks. Fashion a kind of tent to protect them. If you have time to stop by Down to Earth we sell frost cloth which is … Continue reading >>>

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We’re in the news!

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.

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Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup

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 >>>

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Really Great Cranberry Pecan Pie

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 >>>

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Fireside Nectar Drink Recipe

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 >>>

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Mock Mulled Wine Recipe

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 >>>

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Nyack Hospital Fundraiser

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 >>>

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Down to Earth Living is on YouTube ;-)

We are thrilled to announce we have officially launched Down to Earth Living, our new YouTube channel! Down to Earth Living will feature helpful DIY and outdoor living advice segments, to help you make the most of each season… Our first two segments are all about Thanksgiving, and include tips on creating a beautiful Holiday … Continue reading >>>

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Carrot Souffle for Thanksgiving

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 >>>

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Stevie’s Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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 >>>

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