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My Secrets For A Weed-Free Garden
I hate to weed. It’s my least favorite gardening chore, especially in the veggie patch where annual tilling brings a potpourri of weed seeds to . . .
My Gardening Sustainability Practices – A Work In Progress
Sustainability is a growing trend that many gardeners are embracing. With climate change and other environmental issues on everyone’s radar, it’s important to consider being . . .
Striving Towards Sustainability In The Garden
In this day and age of sustainability I am embarrassed to admit I could do more. It isn’t like we don’t make the attempt to . . .
Green In The Garden: Can You Have Too Much?
Even though a mostly green garden evokes a calm, serene feeling, I like to have some color contrast in the garden. When planting a new . . .
A Is For Amendment… Soil Amendment
We all know that healthy soil equals healthy plants. To that end it often takes a little bit of work on the gardener’s part to . . .
Gardening For Mental Wellness
Gardening is often touted as a good hobby for staying physically active. It burns calories and builds strength and flexibility as you lift, carry, squat, . . .
Vitamin D, Baby
We all know the benefits of being outdoors. Fresh air, exercise and sunshine all combine to enhance our wellness. Some folks like to take a . . .
The King Of Butterflies
I love seeing any kind of pollinator in my garden. All are welcome, but none are as showy or as exciting to spot as butterflies. . . .
Birds I Have Known And Loved
Birds are one of the great joys of a gardener, and the wild variations in size, color and comportment of different species attest to the . . .
My Favorite Birds
As a bird lover, it’s impossible to pick just one favorite species that visits my backyard. I can probably select a few, though, if pressed. . . .
Choose Your Weapons
There are many things I dislike about gardening. I don’t love to mow, I hate insect pests, and I dislike babying the few roses we . . .
Five Flower Bulbs
Spring has long been one of my favorite seasons in the garden. As days grow warmer, I find myself immersed in outdoor activity. Though many . . .
When To Plant English Peas
It seems like the first crops of the season make the biggest impact on me. Whether it’s lettuce, peas, green onions, or asparagus, these early . . .
Overwintering Coleus For Another Year Of Growth
One of my favorite annuals to grow in containers on the back patio is coleus. This stunning tropical comes in varieties with foliage that range . . .
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