janet From Trash to Treasure
September 2nd, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark I used to feel guilty if I had to throw away a homegrown tomato. My husband grew them specifically for me, because nobody else in the family ate them. I devoured the first ripe tomatoes: I chunked …

Michele Miller Pondering Summer Over Salad
August 8th, 2012
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by Michele Miller

I didn’t plant a big garden this year — I simplified. I bought an heirloom beefsteak tomato plant and a red bell pepper plant and some sage. I was going to add to my little collection but time got away …

janet Drought-Resistant Plants
July 19th, 2012
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by janet

by Janet Clark In many parts of the country, this summer has been extraordinarily hot and dry. Drought conditions stress man, beast and plant alike, and plants unaccustomed to triple-digit temperatures quickly wither if not watered diligently. If this long, …

gail July Gardening Tips
July 4th, 2012
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by gail

July usually brings a slow but steady pace to the garden. Here are some July hints, tips, and ideas to help you keep your garden in top shape. Revive tired annuals. Many exhausted annuals — such as coleus, dusty miller, …

gail Add Plants for Privacy
June 24th, 2012
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by gail

For many of us, gardening provides a respite and escape from the daily stresses in our lives. To make your garden even more of a retreat, you can add plants for privacy and create a place to get away from …

janet From Classic to Shabby Chic
June 20th, 2012
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by janet

by Janet Clark Part of the fun of planting flowers is picking them and arranging them in just the right container. In my mind, that doesn’t always mean a tall crystal vase; while I appreciate the classic look, I also …

by margaret

We’re just two weeks away from our cherished Independence Day on July fourth. The Fourth is often thought of as a time for waving the American flag, grilling outdoors, parades, and of course, fireworks. Since the majority of Independence Day …

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by Michele Miller

Yellow squash is in season. I’ll admit, I’ve always loved it sliced and fried alongside a traditional Southern style summertime meal — with iced tea to drink for sure. But there’s more to yellow squash than slicing and frying. You …

gail Joyful June
June 2nd, 2012
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by gail

June is one of the busiest months in the garden. Whether you have a large garden or a few colorful containers, there’s always something to do. Follow these top tips for gardening in June to keep your garden growing all …

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by Michele Miller

Let’s face it: gardening is hard work. It makes you sweat. And the hotter it gets outside, the more we sweat. That means we need to rehydrate our bodies and replenish what has seeped from our pores. There are several …

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