Cherry Chicken Salad

Cherry Chicken Salad wallaces garden center

Cherries are still in season! This dressing is great on most green salads.   INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRESSING: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup panko (Japanese…

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The Ultimate Fall Porch Pot

Fall porch planter with pansies and swedish ivy Wallace's garden center

Celebrate the changing season with these ideas for your fall front porch planters.   Give your front porch new life in the fall months with these colorful autumn-inspired planter ideas. It’s time to get creative, have fun, and add some bold color and texture to your front porch. Celebrate the change in season by following…

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Apple Dapple Cake

apple dapple cake Wallace's garden center

A delicious caramel apple cake that’s beyond easy to bake! INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE BATTER: 3/4 Cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Nutmeg 1 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil 1 Cup White Sugar 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 3 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Cups Granny Smith…

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Why Your Lawn Needs Fall Fertilizers

fertilizing lawn in the fall Wallace's Garden Center

Put your lawn to bed strong and happy this fall with a healthy feeding of fertilizer. Your efforts will be well rewarded the following spring!   It’s no secret that maintaining your lawn is a continuous process, and though you can rest easy once the snow starts to fly, there are a few things you…

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Cherry Buckle

Cherry Buckle Wallace's Garden Center

You have to try our old-fashioned Cherry Buckle recipe, so soft and sweet! INGREDIENTS FOR THE BATTER: 1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour  1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Alexis and Learn About the Tulip Tree

tulip tree blooming Wallace's Garden Center

 We’re shining the spotlight on our amazing employees! In our first staff feature, meet Alexis, and her favorite tree!   Meet Our Staff! Alexis Carpenter Alexis grew up in rural Illinois near Starved Rock State Park. She spent her summers with her grandfather in the garden picking vegetables and small fruits such as tomatoes, raspberries,…

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Shrimp and Sweet Corn Soup

Shrimp and Sweet Corn Soup Wallace's Garden Center

This soup pairs perfectly as a side dish and is a flavorful combination of taste! INGREDIENTS: 4 strips bacon 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup chopped onion 2 celery stalks, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken broth 4 cups fresh or frozen corn 1 medium Russet potato,…

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Amazing Apples!

picking apples from tree Wallace's Garden Center

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” “You’re the apple of my eye.” “As American as apple pie.” Apples are one of those classic fruits that you can’t help but love, and we have endless centuries-old idioms to prove that, one way or another, apples hold special meaning to us. At Wallace’s Garden Center,…

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Summer Fruit Coffee Cake

Summer Fruit Coffee Cake Wallace's Garden Center

The best coffee cake with a fruity twist! INGREDIENTS FOR THE STREUSEL: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar Pinch of fine salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE BATTER:  1 stick butter, at room temperature, plus more, for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon…

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How and When to Aerate Your Lawn

healthy lawn Wallace's Garden Center

Before your lawn goes into hibernation, follow these tips for aerating and caring for your grass.   Autumn is approaching: a time to cozy up by the fire and enjoy the changing of the seasons. But before you get to pull on your favorite cozy sweater, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get…

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