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In the Garden

In the Garden: Autumn is a great time to plant shrubs

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall is here and some of you have already had a killing frost in your gardens, putting an early end to your growing season. No frost for me yet, but I’m taking advantage of the cooler temperatures to do some down and dirty digging in my perennial garden, getting rid of plants that have taken over, redoing the beds and replacing plants that have died. Autumn is a great time … 0

Bring your herb plants indoors to enjoy all winter

Sunday, September 15, 2013

All summer we have been enjoying using the herbs from our garden. Nothing beats freshly snipped basil, thyme or oregano. Now that summer is winding down, it is time to think about bringing some of our favorites indoors to enjoy all winter. Everyone has some herbs they love and can’t do without. I’m a big basil, rosemary and oregano fan. What do you … 0

In the Garden: Variety means bounty – of sorts

Sunday, September 1, 2013

After laboring in the garden all summer, it’s time to look back and see how it went. Like most years, some things did exceedingly well, while others not so much. I spent the summer asking people how their gardens were growing and found we all had some common complaints. “I have tons of tomatoes, but they aren’t ripening!” was the single-biggest problem everyone … 0