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The dog ate my vegetables! Blog Image
The dog ate my vegetables!

I was pretty excited about my snap peas this year. I planted them in the Wall-O-Waters in March...

Preventing Squash Vine Borer Blog Image
Preventing Squash Vine Borer

Squash vine borer is on my Top 5 garden pests. It’s not a Top 5 list in a good way; it’s a totally...

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Miniature Forest

The annual garden walk in Bloomington, IN was last weekend, which happened to coincide with...

Virus possibilities on the tomato plant Blog Image
Virus possibilities on the tomato plant

While I’m quick to acknowledge that there really isn’t such thing as a “normal” season, this year...

Rosy Caravans Blog Image
Rosy Caravans

Everyone knows that I love roses.  One of the best parts of being a serious rose gardener is...

Chard and Leaf Miners Blog Image
Chard and Leaf Miners

I adore chard, for a number of reasons. Three reasons, in fact. Pick off the outer leaves and it...

Common Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Blog Image
Common Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Overwatering is the most common mistake I see with container plants and is just as detrimental to...

Homemade Solution to Repel Rabbits in the Garden Blog Image
Homemade Solution to Repel Rabbits in the Garden

The pests who typically visit my garden are of the insect variety. Leafminers, pepper maggots, flea...

Plant cabbage, broccoli, and other brassicas now for fall harvests Blog Image
Plant cabbage, broccoli, and other brassicas now for fall harvests

I just finished planting – actually I still have to plunk a few plants into my straw bale garden...

Sometimes Wishes Come True: The Story of ‘Maid Marion’ Blog Image
Sometimes Wishes Come True: The Story of ‘Maid Marion’

Eight years ago, I was working in my Rose House at Woodland Gardens. As their rosarian, I would...

Deadheading Annual Flowers Blog Image
Deadheading Annual Flowers

Fourteen years ago, during an interview for my first landscaping job, my soon-to-be boss asked me...

Keeping an eye out for pond pests Blog Image
Keeping an eye out for pond pests

My husband recently installed a little water feature in the garden. It’s tucked beneath the Nanking...