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Norfolk Island Pines

Floral departments and seasonal displays at big box stores are teeming with Norfolk Island Pines...

Winter woes with mice, cats and the lazy dog Blog Image
Winter woes with mice, cats and the lazy dog

I never thought I would have to battle pests more in the winter in the garden than in the summer,...

Wrapping Up the Season Definitively Blog Image
Wrapping Up the Season Definitively

This weekend was my last visit to our two vegetable gardens until March. This is the first time in...

Attack of the fungus gnats! Blog Image
Attack of the fungus gnats!

I was preparing for a recent trip out to the east coast to visit my sister when, two days prior to...

The Richness of Autumn Blog Image
The Richness of Autumn

Things have slowed considerably in the rose garden this season.  We return to Standard Time...

The part of the praying mantis in the garden Blog Image
The part of the praying mantis in the garden

We drove back to Ohio this month to visit my family and check out a number of incredible farming...

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds Blog Image
Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Last summer I grew some amazing heirloom tomatoes, a variety called Black Cherry. Small, round...

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Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

Fall has arrived and summer annuals are looking a little tired now that cool weather has set in. ...

Shabby-Chic a la Rose Garden Blog Image
Shabby-Chic a la Rose Garden

Here we are, in early Autumn.  The leaves in Connecticut are changing color, the temperatures are...

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Oxalis

Due to people’s fond associations with good luck and its easy-going nature, Oxalis is a popular...

What good are wasps? Blog Image
What good are wasps?

By the end of the summer the hornets and wasps are pretty thick in the garden. They’re particularly...

First Pass at Growing Turnips Blog Image
First Pass at Growing Turnips

I have this gardening rule - a loose rule, but a rule nonetheless: Each year I plant at least one...