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New AAS Winner ‘Pepitas’ Is a Dual-Use Pumpkin Blog Image
New AAS Winner ‘Pepitas’ Is a Dual-Use Pumpkin

A big trend nowadays in the gardening world is growing a plant that has more than one purpose. An...

Use salsa to cure the wintertime blues Blog Image
Use salsa to cure the wintertime blues

Q. How do you fix the post-holiday blahs? A. (hint, salsa!)

After a long holiday season it’s time...

Growing Hops In the Home Garden Blog Image
Growing Hops In the Home Garden

I’ve been to a number of horticultural trade shows in my lifetime. Now mind you, these are trade...

Does a mild winter mean more pests in the spring? Blog Image
Does a mild winter mean more pests in the spring?

If I could look into my entomological crystal ball… I would be a rich woman! Actually, I would be...

Is This the Winter of our Discontent? Blog Image
Is This the Winter of our Discontent?

The calendar says that winter is alive and well here in Connecticut, but looking out the window, I...

My first (successful) Orchid! Blog Image
My first (successful) Orchid!

I finally did it.  I got an orchid to bloom before I killed it!  It’s not that I am planning on...

Peering Inside the Hornet’s Nest Blog Image
Peering Inside the Hornet’s Nest

Yellow jackets and hornets were horrible this past summer. Truthfully, they were so bad that our...

Emma’s Christmas Rose Blog Image
Emma’s Christmas Rose

My husband, Bob, and I are blessed with 16 grandchildren. Eleven of them are local and we get...

Attack of the Whiteflies! Blog Image
Attack of the Whiteflies!

I have a great opportunity to care for a small greenhouse this winter while the owners stay warm in...

Five Things That Went Right in the Garden in 2015 Blog Image
Five Things That Went Right in the Garden in 2015

I admit, 2015 was an up-and-down year in the garden. Who would imagine pepper maggots would infest...

Recipe: Nan’s Ol’ Fashion Cream Pie Blog Image
Recipe: Nan’s Ol’ Fashion Cream Pie

I enjoy cooking, but baking is another story.

I recently attempted to bake an apple pie, but ended...

Winter Care of Evergreens Blog Image
Winter Care of Evergreens

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written several articles about Christmas trees. It's been eye...