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January 17, 2016
Between the cold weather and the football games on television, I have had lots of time to pore over the seed catalogs. Many offer special enticements if you order early but we are still working to finalize our orders. Some of the catalogs we receive should win awards for fiction; the glowing descriptions can not possibly be true. Do watermelons really grow on trees? The artwork also borders…
October 12, 2015
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and squirrels find them to be a tasty snack? There are plenty of other bulbs that are less attractive to rodents and by planting early, mid-season, and late bloomers we can stretch the show into summer. Here are just a few, in order of their appearance in the garden: Galanthus nivalis - Snowdrops are a…
May 31, 2015
After I have planted every square inch of my garden I always find that there is something I have forgotten. Wait a minute where are the potatoes going? How did I manage to leave out chard? No room for kale? Can't I squeeze in one more eggplant? I only have so many large pots to grow my extra veggies in and they fill up fast. Time To Get Creative! Anything that holds soil can be used…