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When Is The Darkest Time of the Year
Did you know that early December is when the darkest days of the year occur? It’s a major winter...
Snowy Owls Are Returning!
The snowy owl is coming! This giant rare owl—which breeds in the Arctic tundra—was last seen in the...
Half-eaten pages in your books? Chewed-through boxes in your pantry? These are signs of a...
Canadian Seed and Plant Mail-Order Sources
Here’s a list of Garden Seed Catalogs and Web sites for Canada. If you’re seeking a list of U.S....
Growing Garlic from Planting Through Harvest
Garlic is best planted before winter in many areas. It’s very easy to grow; all it needs to thrive...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern...
What is Hugelkultur? The Ultimate Raised Bed
What is hugelkultur, anyway? When I first heard the word, I thought it must be a new kind of yogurt...
Hoppin’ John: Good Luck Food at New Year
Welcome the New Year with Hoppin’ John, a traditional New Year’s Day dish, and luck will follow you...
Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Bowls and Boards For The Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would...
Frozen Pipes: How to Keep Pipes from Freezing
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Most of the garden has been stripped down to bare bones but I am in no hurry to cut down any plants...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Christmas trees seem to be getting more expensive each year! Here are some tips for buying the...
Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost...
Year of the Rose: Best Types of Roses
In honor of the rose’s long and colorful history, as well as its place in gardens, the National...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign December 2017
Use the December 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Five Fun Facts About Cranberries: An American Native
Here are five fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in...
Few flavors rival garlic’s. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful, and scrumptious. Garlic has also been...
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
Repotting Agapanthus (African Lily)
Several years ago, I was given a potted agapanthus or African lily. After waiting all summer for my...
How to Make a Braided Pie Crust
Jazz up your next pie with a braided pie crust design! This short video will show you the process....
How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust
If you’re making a top crust for your pie, making a lattice top is quick and easy. This short video...
Unusual Places to Grow Your Own Food
When it comes to finding space to grow your own fruit and vegetables, it pays to look beyond the...
How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden
In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming all year...
Growing Asian Pears: Easy and Exotic
I was first turned on to growing Asian pears by a friend of ours who grew a wide range of uncommon...
Garden Seed Catalogs by Mail
Here is a list of garden seed catalogs and plant catalogs that companies mail to anyone who asks! ...
Using Fences, Walls, and Espaliers to Grow Fruit
Plant new trees and shrub in the fall—or, in more severe climate regions, in the spring. Ever grown...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your...
Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are not the easiest vegetable to grow. I actually gave up on them years ago as...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign November 2017
Use the November 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. Plus, they’...
The aloe vera plant is an attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion due to their...
Grow Fresh Salads Indoors All Winter
Enjoy free, tender salad greens indoors in recycled plastic containers under a couple of...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
How to Grow Raspberries: Planting to Harvest!
Grow a mix of summer and fall varieties of raspberry to extend the harvesting period. In mild...
How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
Pumpkins are real stars in the fall vegetable garden. They can be eaten straight away once...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Stone Fruit: How to Grow Your Own
Growing your own stone fruit trees is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to...
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