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Staying On Top of Weeds in the Summer Garden Blog Image
Staying On Top of Weeds in the Summer Garden

I’ve often joked that the first crop I get from my community garden plot each spring is a bushel of...

Of corn eating mice and other pests Blog Image
Of corn eating mice and other pests

Mice are definitely not one of my favorite critters. Granted, they are cute and all that, but I...

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Create your own fairy garden

Fairy gardens are a fun project for anyone to try and are also a great way to introduce kids to...

Tough Love

Since perennials live several years in the same spot, it's important that they enjoy the proper...

When bears come a knockin’ Blog Image
When bears come a knockin’

Bears are making the news around here a lot lately. Grizzlies are expanding their current range...

What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control Blog Image
What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control

I’m often envious of gardeners living in temperate climates because they can grow practically...

The Most Heavenly Fragrance Blog Image
The Most Heavenly Fragrance

I am often asked what is my favorite rose.  That's like asking me which one of my children is my...

How to Create a Hanging Succulent Ball Blog Image
How to Create a Hanging Succulent Ball

I saw these gorgeous succulent planters at a local nursery and had to have one.  Then I saw the...

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Iris Addict

"Hello, my name is Dona and I am an Iris addict."

Who doesn't love an iris? Only by exercising...

Two New Cucumbers from PanAmerican Seed Blog Image
Two New Cucumbers from PanAmerican Seed

Last year’s cucumber crop was embarrassing.

I had about 10 times as many cucumbers as a person...

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Pests on People

Most of the year the pests are problems with the plants in the garden, but recently they’re more...

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Three Vines More

Since the last two blogs have been about vines native to most of the Midwest, I thought you might...