margaret You’ve Got Aphids!
May 13th, 2012
by margaret

When it comes to gardening, there are a lot of animals that fall into the “pest” category. In the evenings I worry about groundhogs nibbling my vegetables, deer snacking on the clematis, and stray neighborhood cats chomping the daylilies. With …

Jeanne Choosing Groundcovers
May 10th, 2012
vinca is a good groundcover
by Jeanne

Groundcovers are a gardener’s best friend, especially when she has a large area to cover or an area prone to erosion. In my own garden, I use ground covers such as vinca, creeping jenny and phlox to hold the soil …

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by Michele Miller

This is a recipe that you can throw in the electric skillet, put on simmer, and head outdoors to enjoy gardening. Check in on it a couple of times and when you work up an appetite, enjoy a delicious meal. …

Michele Miller Garden Tonic: Take 2
May 5th, 2012
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by Michele Miller

I’ve loved this “tonic” drink for years. I have drank it daily – usually multiple times a day – since about 2001. I adore this recipe because if I keep it in my system, it seems to really keep the …

janet National Herb Day
May 4th, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark National Herb Day is celebrated this year on Saturday, May 5. Sounds like a good day to stop by the local greenhouse and pick up some herbs. While people in my area are encouraged not to plant …

amy Compost Is Garden Gold
May 2nd, 2012
Compost Pile
by amy

It’s funny, when people say they have too much garbage. With all the composting and recycling that goes on at our place, there barely seems enough left over for the garbage can. Our compost is actually divided into two areas. …

Jeanne Growing Rhododendrons
May 2nd, 2012
bee on rhododendron
by Jeanne

Growing rhododendrons takes time and patience, especially after transplanting them into the garden. They take a while to become established in their new location, and need some TLC during the first year or two. But once planted in the landscape, …

margaret Dressing the Part
April 30th, 2012
by margaret

The days are getting longer, the temperatures warmer, and the weeds have already started creeping in on the fresh, loose soil of planted beds. Sure, there’s a lot of work to be done in a garden from pruning and digging, …

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by Michele Miller

The other day, my aunt gave me an electric skillet. I don’t recall ever having used one. While visiting with her, she prepared an “electric skillet dish” for my husband and me, her husband and herself. This meal consisted of …

janet Plants are for Sharing!
April 29th, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark Gardening is a pleasure best shared with others. Which is why I was delighted when John, a man I work with, said his iris needed to be divided and offered to bring me some plants. I had …

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