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In the Garden

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 and over the greenhouse frame – we …

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 …

Planting your garden to attract and sustain butterflies

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The swallowtail butterflies are having a feeding frenzy flitting from flower to flower in our garden. I must admit that I take far too many breaks from my garden chores, watching them chase each other around the yard. The swallowtails are beautiful, but I miss the monarchs. Last year, even though we grew …