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Varieties can cause confusion

November 7, 2011 Most seasons, I like to prepare for winter by growing and drying my own herbs. Over the years, I’ve managed to collect various containers with air-tight lids for storag. more »»

‘Year of The ...’ choices for 2012

October 31, 2011 The National Garden Bureau, a non-profit organization made up of people, corporations or firms who are in the business of plants for home gardeners, likes to select a special group of flowers and... more »»

Sometimes what’s old is new

October 24, 2011 A few weeks ago, someone asked me about peanut pumpkins. more »»

Take care of leaves in October

October 17, 2011 I suppose the main garden chore in October is taking care of the leaves. Some people leave them where they are, expecting nature to decompose them and return them to the soil. more »»

Gardeners, birds go together

October 10, 2011 Ask any gardener if they feed birds and chances are you will get a resounding yes. No garden is really complete without birdson. more »»

More than just red delicious

October 3, 2011 Remember when the Red Delicious apple was the greatest apple to have? When I was a child, we had a huge apple tree in our back yard that produced the best apples. more »»

Getting to know your weeds

September 19, 2011 There is no doubt that weeds are the nastiest thing to deal with in our gardens, so it might be a bit of shock when people find out I sort of like weeds. more »»

Chrysanthemums are good luck

September 12, 2011 What can I say about chrysanthemums?” I asked my daughter. “It’s my birth flower,” she said. “You can write about me. more »»

End of summer, time to clean

August 29, 2011 We all know spring is the time to clean, but the end of summer means it’s time to start another type of garden cleanup. Even though things are still growing, the clean up should begin anyway. more »»

The best way to kill your fuchsia

August 22, 2011 Some plants thrive when you smother them with love and kindness and others live to be neglected. Take, for example, my least favorite hanging basket plant, the fuchsia. more »»

Think season’s over? Think again

August 17, 2011 It’s the middle of August and already the temperatures are starting to drop. Just this morning, instead of keeping the air conditioner going, I put on a sweater and held tightly to my cup of tea. more »»

Think season’s over? Think again

August 15, 2011 It’s the middle of August and already the temperatures are starting to drop. Just this morning, instead of keeping the air conditioner going, I put on a sweater and held tightly to my cup of tea. more »»

Play in the garden, but beware of dangers

August 8, 2011 Early spring, the dog ticks start to emerge. We have dogs, so keeping watch for these annoying creatures is something we are diligent about. more »»

Looking forward to fall gardening

July 29, 2011 While I am waiting for those first small cucumbers so I can make refrigerator pickles, many of my gardening friends have been harvesting for weeks. more »»

Temps make gardening difficult

July 25, 2011 Air conditioners have been getting more of a workout lately than Olympic athletes in training thanks to higher than normal daytime temperatures. more »»

There’s more life in a garden than plants

July 18, 2011 I f you’re a gardener, you’re probably a wildlife watcher because wherever there are plants, there are insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds and who knows what else. more »»

Remember to do what you want

July 11, 2011 Sometimes I forget and then something comes along to help me remember. I get caught up with work, both at my job and at my hous. more »»

Give yard taste of the tropics

July 4, 2011 My husband loves tropical-looking plants, such as caladium, elephant ears and canna lilies, but it wasn’t surprising to me when he proclaimed his disdain for one of the easiest to grow and most... more »»

Change up your garden with variegation

June 27, 2011 I’ve actually heard some people say they hate variegated plants, and when I hear it, it never ceases to shock me. more »»

Finally getting started in garden

June 13, 2011 It look about a month longer than it should have, but the garden is finally up and running. Chores that were neglected in April due to cold temperatures and lots of wet weather are finally caught up. more »»



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