janet Spring Fever
February 17th, 2013
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by Janet Clark When the early spring bulbs first peak through the dirt, I start getting excited for spring. While I like all four seasons, the muted colors of winter wear on my spirits and I find myself eager for …

janet Hardy Groundcover
January 27th, 2013
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by Janet Clark Groundcover is perhaps the most hardy category of plant. You can forget to water it for an extended time and it still keeps hanging in there. Some groundcover plants actually repel bugs, and insect infestations rarely do …

by Jeanne

African violets add beauty and color inside the home especially during the dark winter months when the garden is sleeping under the snows. As house plants go, African violets tend to be easy-care, but some people struggle to keep their …

Michele Miller Recipe for a New Year
January 2nd, 2013
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by Michele Miller

2013 is here. Can you even believe it? I am so excited about this brand-new year and all that is to come. I have so much to be thankful for. 2012 brought some amazing things my way – including a …

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by Michele Miller

  This year, did you pull out the green beans you’d canned from your garden? Or maybe you broke in to your pecan stash in the freezer to whip up your famous pecan pie. Perhaps you are a hog and/or …

tulips
by Jeanne

Yesterday, I planted 250 spring flowering bulbs in five small holes in the garden. I used a technique called layering, which allows you to plant more bulbs in less space while still providing the bulbs with all they need to …

janet Herbilicious!
October 28th, 2012
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by Janet Clark I blame my mother-in-law for my obsession with fresh herbs. Several years ago she surprised me with a potted basil plant, and I’ve never been the same since. I had always enjoyed using spices in my cooking, …

amy Trying My Green Thumb Indoors
October 27th, 2012
by amy

It doesn’t take a genius to see that this past garden season was a hard one. For gardeners like myself, who enjoy watching what nature grows on her own and then adding complementary plants to the mix, it was excruciating to see the drought …

acorn squash
by Jeanne

Fall arrived early in my part of Virginia this year, approximately three weeks ahead of schedule. Leaves are turning ochre, crimson and gold, and the air is redolent with the scent of logs crackling in wood-burning stoves in the neighborhood. …

by amy

I guess it’s time to face it. Summer is finally over and it’s time to embrace fall. Not that I have anything against mums, and pumpkins, and corn stalks, but it’s hard to let go of all the time I …

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