Bean and Corn Tortilla Salad

bean and corn tortilla salad Wallace's Garden Center

A healthy and delicious salad to pair with a tasty summer drink.   INGREDIENTS: 1 can (15.5 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn kernels 1/4 cup prepared medium tomato salsa, plus more for serving 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced (1 cup) 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed 3 plum tomatoes,…

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How to Grow Peppers

bell pepper plant Wallace's Garden Center

Whether you like them sweet or with a little heat, peppers are an amazing veggie to have on hand in the kitchen. Learn how to grow, care and harvest your pepper crop this year.   Whether you like them with a little bit of heat or a little bit sweet, peppers are undoubtedly an amazing…

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All-Yellow Gardens: Best Flowers for this Fun Trend

woman smelling yellow flowersb Wallace's Garden Center

 An all-yellow garden is a fun trend that can add a burst of happiness to your yard all summer.   If you have never tried to plant a monochromatic garden, why not start now? An all-yellow garden is a fun trend that can add a burst of happiness to your yard. Opting for an all-yellow…

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Berry Jam French Toast

berry jam french toast Wallace's Garden Center

Kick your breakfast up a notch with our mouth-watering french toast recipe!   INGREDIENTS: 1  1/2cup blackberry jam (any great jam works) 1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes  1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes  4 large eggs  2 cups half-and-half or heavy cream  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  2…

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Grow Your Own Rhubarb!

rhubarb in garden Wallace's Garden Center

Growing rhubarb is easy, but sometimes you run into problems. Let us help you find solutions!   Rhubarb is an incredibly versatile perennial vegetable that adds zing, tang, and tart flavors to desserts, sauces, pies, and crumbles. Once in a while, you may run into problems when growing your own rhubarb patch. Read our complete…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Bread

Strawberry Rhubarb Bread Wallace's Garden Center

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups strawberries and rhubarb, diced and dried well 12 tablespoons butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 large eggs 1/4 cup whole milk 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coarse sanding sugar   DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and flour and butter an…

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies Wallace's Garden Center

This sugar cookie recipe is quick and easy to make, and the results are super delicious!    INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 c. granulated sugar, plus more for rolling 1/4 c. packed brown sugar Zest of 2 lemons…

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The Best Berry Bushes for Bettendorf

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Growing juicy, bright, delicious berries isn’t hard at all! Learn how to grow berry bushes in Bettendorf.   Growing juicy, bright, delicious berries isn’t hard at all! Berries are incredibly healthy and tasty fruits, and they are a beautiful addition to your garden. With a bit of care, you can enjoy the benefits of berries…

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Fresh Spring Risotto

Fresh Spring Risotto Wallace's Garden Center

This creamy bowl of spring goodness will have your taste buds wanting more!   INGREDIENTS: 4 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 3 tablespoons olive oil divided 1 large leek light green and white parts, halved and sliced thinly into half moons 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1 cup raw frozen peas 1/4 cup freshly…

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How to Build Healthier Soil

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Healthy soil is the most underrated and uncelebrated hero of gardens worldwide. Here’s what you need to know to take care of your soil.     It’s impressive to look at a garden full of lush plants, trees, and shrubs, with plenty of colorful blooms and fruits. We feel in awe of the beautiful plants.…

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