Jeanne Blooming Out of Season
February 10th, 2012
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by Jeanne

I don’t know about the weather where you live, but we’ve had the oddest season this year. I live in Zone 6B, the Piedmont area of Virginia.  Our winter weather varies from mild to severe, depending on the year.  Sometimes …

carole Winter Flowers in the Garden
February 7th, 2012
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by carole

Every year at about this time, I update my winter rescue plan. I walk around the yard wrapped up against the cold and look carefully at what is in my garden and what is not. When I see something blooming …

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by Jeanne

Have you checked your house plants lately? That’s not an idle question. Often we treat house plants like fixed objects; we bring them into the house, set them on their windowsill, water them once a week and forget them. But …

Michele Miller Raspberry-Banana Pick-Me-Up
February 7th, 2012
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by Michele Miller

Ever hit a slump during your day? You feel like you need a nap so badly – but you just don’t have time. You have to wade through the slump and keep pressing forward, right? Well, you don’t have to …

janet The Winter Garden
February 3rd, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark You have to look a little harder to find the beauty in the winter garden, but it’s still there. The hydrangea’s blossoms turn coppery brown and create a pleasant contrast with the white snow, as do the …

Michele Miller Fruity Green Energizing Shake
February 3rd, 2012
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by Michele Miller

Want your greens but feel you don’t eat enough? Or maybe you don’t want to eat them? Enter: the homemade shake You don’t need to leave your house to enjoy a rich, thick, creamy, decadent shake. That’s right. Once you …

margaret Garden Art
January 31st, 2012
by margaret

These flip-flopped days of warmth then cold are enough to make any gardener restless to get outside and dig in the dirt, only to know transplants or seedlings would die off in a frosty night. While the time isn’t quite …

Michele Miller Cast-Iron Dish: Breakfast Pie
January 31st, 2012
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by Michele Miller

(Note: The piece of breakfast pie you see in this photo was taken immediately from the hot cast-iron skillet. If you allow your pie to cool, it will not fall apart or crumble. That’s a promise!) I love cooking in …

Michele Miller Farm Fresh Deviled Eggs
January 29th, 2012
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by Michele Miller

I’ve heard many people say they use farm fresh eggs for cooking or baking but when it comes to boiled eggs or something like deviled eggs, they rely on storebought, white eggs. Why? “Farm fresh eggs don’t peel pretty,” they …

janet Tea: A Timeless Favorite
January 27th, 2012
by janet

by Janet Clark Winter is a wonderful time to curl up with a cup of hot tea made from garden herbs such as lavender and peppermint or even to gather your friends for a fancy tea party. Tea is not only tasty, it’s also good for …

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