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Creeping Beauty

May 26, 2017

Although I receive a tremendous amount of joy and satisfaction from my gardens, deep...

Dragon Roll Shishito Pepper from Burpee Blog Image
Dragon Roll Shishito Pepper from Burpee

My experience in the garden with peppers is mixed. On the one hand, I’ve learned to grow pepper...

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An Unwelcome Visitor

Things have been a little slow in the garden this spring.  I am thrilled that we are getting...

Book Review: 101 Organic Gardening Hacks Blog Image
Book Review: 101 Organic Gardening Hacks

I’ve come up with a few inspired solutions to gardening problems in my time. I would sit and rack...

Mid May Garden Update Blog Image
Mid May Garden Update

May 24, 17

I thought I'd give you an update on what's been going on in our gardens.  Looking back...

Five reasons not to feed the deer Blog Image
Five reasons not to feed the deer

I’m gong to talk about a subject that might be touchy to some animal lovers. There are a lot of...

Dealing with ’Dillos Blog Image
Dealing with ’Dillos

Nine-banded armadillos (affectionately known as "possums on a half-shell" in my family) were...

Yellow Indigo? Blog Image
Yellow Indigo?

Last spring, Wonderful Husband, the Spoiled Mutt and I made our annual pilgrimage down to Hastings'...

My Rose Garden Companion Blog Image
My Rose Garden Companion

The lovely weather has finally arrived! After a cooler and rainier May than usual, the warmth...

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Wake Robin Rescue

May 14, 2017

A few years back, a group of our Southwestern chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and...

Building an A-Frame for Peas and Pole Beans Blog Image
Building an A-Frame for Peas and Pole Beans

My gardening class found itself confronted with an issue: Not only did our peas require some...

What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels Blog Image
What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels

We had a ground squirrel on the loose the other day reminding me that a good baby season for them...