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In the Garden

Plants that add to the fall and winter landscape

Sunday, October 18, 2015

What happened to summer? I don’t know about you but I still have chores from August that I haven’t gotten to yet and now it is time to rake leaves and plant garlic. One fall chore I look forward to is planting bulbs. Every year I buy a bag of mixed daffodils and scatter them around the yard. This is …

How’s it growing?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

There is only one word that accurately describes our garden this summer – jungle! Plentiful rainfall and lots of heat and sunshine have set the stage for rampant growth. The squash leaves are huge, the bush beans are thigh-high, and the zinnias are as tall as I am! The tomatoes are growing up …

In the Garden: What are your weeds trying to tell you

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Plentiful rainfall and hot weather have made for perfect growing conditions, not only for garden plants but also for weeds. Before you start ripping them out, take a minute to note what is growing. Weeds are annoying but they are also excellent indicators of soil conditions. If you have large patches of one …