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Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, featherlike leaves and is in the same family as dill...
Celery is a long-season crop that can be tricky to grow, some might say, the trickiest of all. It...
Where to buy daffodil bulbs: Burpee Gardening Sunny, yellow daffodils are a wonderful sign that...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Chives are...
Cucumbers are a warm-season vegetable planted outside in the ground no earlier than 2 weeks after...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
If you are in need of some flowering companions to get you through the cold days of winter, look...
Hot Peppers for Health...
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,...
Sweet Potato Experiment
One vegetable that I love but had never grown before this year is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes...
Grab an Apple
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find...
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!...
Windowsill Herb Garden
Do you enjoy using freshly snipped herbs from the garden as much as I do? Now that summer is...
Parsley: Don’t Leave It...
Ah, parsley. Its lovely green leaves dress up a plate but often return to the kitchen sink soggy....
Summer Corn Chowder
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the...
Cooking Fresh: Summer...
Garrison Keillor once said that July is the only time of year when country people lock their cars...
Helping the Bees and...
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe...
Here are some fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Beet greens, spinach and Swiss chard are lovely, nutritious vegetables that can be tucked into the...
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post...
Drying Basil, Tomatoes...
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes...
Grow Your Own Avocado...
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Remove the pit from an...
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or...
The Real Pumpkin Pie
The first Thanksgiving dinner really did include pumpkin pie. Pilgrim cooks hollowed out small...
Bee Buzz & Blue...
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Fall Tasks: Harvest,...
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season...
Strategic Moves: Tips...
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and garden ...
Antiquity Blooms in My...
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Taste Summer Now with...
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
Let Us Bare Roots
From Georgia to Quebec to my currently frigid Wisconsin, it’s time to plant bare root roses. If...
Impatient for Impatiens?
Are you having trouble finding impatiens in garden centers this spring? Did the ones you planted...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of imported cabbageworm. What are...
March is Jam-Packed...
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Salad from Garbage
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ...
Seeds and Bees
Every seed you plant is a GMO (genetically modified organism), including heirloom and organic seeds...
The Color Purple
I love purple, from my favorite plum designer-knockoff handbag to violet pansies in my late winter ...
Catalogues & More...
Seed catalogue companies mostly send out their magazines in December. This is the period when most...
Invasion of the Garden...
So many gorgeous flowers and too little space! That’s my dilemma as I pore over the seed catalogs...
Invasion of the Garden...
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
Canning and freezing—as methods to preserve food—are relatively new in the Grand Scheme of ...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
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