Jeanne Plant Propagation
April 11th, 2012
strawberry flower
by Jeanne

Plant propagation is a fun task for gardeners and a great way to share plants from your garden, or grow new plants from your old favorites. Seed starting is one common method of plant propagation. I don’t know many gardeners who …

janet Scentsational Lilacs!
April 9th, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark It’s not every Easter you’ll have lilacs gracing the dinner table. But events conspired this year: we had a fairly early Easter and an extremely early spring, so instead of hyacinth or tulips, my all-time favorite flowers …

amy Welcome The Easter Lily
April 6th, 2012
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by amy

Every year, I leave large hints to the perfect Easter gift. My family doesn’t seem to understand that although chocolate is wonderful, I really love a live plant! This year, I am buying my own Easter gift: An Easter Lily! …

columbine
by Jeanne

One of my all-time favorite spring flowering perennials is columbine (Aquilegia.)  The Aquilegia pictured here is one that I grew from seed.  I have it growing in a shady, moist area near my back deck and it’s a happy plant, …

janet April Fools!
April 1st, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark My kids always had a blast with April Fools Day tricks. It started with the obvious, i.e. “your zipper’s down- ha, ha, made you look!” Gradually the tricks became more sophisticated until it got to where they …

amy Say Hello To A Shade Garden
March 30th, 2012
Hydrangea
by amy

Gardening seems to key into three main topics: Sunshine, water, and fertilizer. If you follow the rules (who DOES that?), you just might be missing out on some beautiful garden plants that not only grow in the shade, but thrive …

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by Michele Miller

Perfect for a light, filling lunch, this juicy chicken burger will not disappoint! It is flavorful, juicy (did I mention it’s juicy?!) and good for you. What a great way to sneak in some of the veggies and herbs you’ve …

Jeanne Spring Tulip Problems
March 29th, 2012
pink tulips
by Jeanne

Nothing says spring like a bed of beautiful flowering tulips. At this time of year and in many parts of the world, the spring tulips are starting to bloom. If you planted tulips last fall and you haven’t seen them, …

margaret The Tale of Herbs
March 28th, 2012
Oregano
by margaret

If I had something in my hands the other day as I scoped out the big box garden center’s herb selections, then I would have thrown it down. What started as a simple search for rosemary, turned into a shocking, …

Sprouting seeds
by margaret

With our frost free date only weeks away now, it’s time to decide whether you want to direct sow seeds, or transplant seedlings which were started at a greenhouse. This is always my battle, some years seeds grow well for …

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