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A More Elegant Milkweed Blog Image
A More Elegant Milkweed

I garden for two main reasons: (1) because I can't help myself and (2) wildlife. For the...

Are beetles eating your beans? Blog Image
Are beetles eating your beans?

Once upon a time there was a happy little patch of bush beans, and then holes started to appear....

Easy Does It Blog Image
Easy Does It

Most of the country is being gripped by a severe heat wave and we, in Connecticut, are no...

Wally the corpse flower Blog Image
Wally the corpse flower

Attention plant nerds, there is a rare event happening in Bloomington, Indiana.  A corpse flower,...

Update on the Gardener’s Revolution Tomato Planter Blog Image
Update on the Gardener’s Revolution Tomato Planter

Planter’s Place

July 22, 2016

A few months ago I wrote about receiving a Gardener’s Revolution...

New ‘Cupcake’ is Tasty Squash In a New Shape Blog Image
New ‘Cupcake’ is Tasty Squash In a New Shape

As a garden writer and a member of the horticultural industry, I receive free samples of new...

The deer are decimating our fruit trees Blog Image
The deer are decimating our fruit trees

We live in deer country. I get that. But over the years we’ve come to some sort of understanding: ...

Proof That I Love My Wonderful Husband Blog Image
Proof That I Love My Wonderful Husband

When we moved into our house, my Wonderful Husband insisted that he had to bring along his black...

Basil, Basil, Basil Blog Image
Basil, Basil, Basil

The growing season is upon us here in the Midwest, so I wanted to talk a bit about my favorite...

When good flowers go bad Blog Image
When good flowers go bad

Mid-summer is often the time of year when container plantings suddenly take a turn for the worse. ...

A Weed by any Other Name… Blog Image
A Weed by any Other Name…

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet."

 

I hesitate...

Japanese Beetles and the Avian Air Force Brigade Blog Image
Japanese Beetles and the Avian Air Force Brigade

It's that time of year, again...the Japanese Beetles and their relatives are in residence for their...