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Living in harmony with javelinas Blog Image
Living in harmony with javelinas

One thing northern gardeners can be grateful for is not having resident javelinas wreaking havoc in...

Smart Pots for Growing Above Ground Blog Image
Smart Pots for Growing Above Ground

This gardening season I’ll once again be planning and taking care of raised beds for a human...

Scale literally sucks Blog Image
Scale literally sucks

I have an old braided trunk Schefflera tree that I rescued from the compost pile at my old job. ...

Pest and diseases of spring bulbs Blog Image
Pest and diseases of spring bulbs

Wouldn’t you know it? It takes a child to notice the little things, like the creepy crawlies in the...

Plants in Paradise Blog Image
Plants in Paradise

Try not to be jealous.  I just got back from a week in Jamaica, or more specifically Negril, a...

Be proactive against pests during an early spring Blog Image
Be proactive against pests during an early spring

The best protection against pests is to be proactive. It’s easy to be lulled into gardening...

Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year Blog Image
Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year

The National Garden Bureau has chosen the sweet pepper as its Vegetable Crop of 2015. It’s about...

Escaping Winter’s Grip Blog Image
Escaping Winter’s Grip

In my state of Connecticut, this has been a winter to remember!  Maybe not even so much the entire...

When deer are desperate: What to do about winter deer damage Blog Image
When deer are desperate: What to do about winter deer damage

Even though many of us don’t really want to feed the deer out of our gardens, it’s hard to watch...

Rubber Plants Blog Image
Rubber Plants

I used to take care of a handful of interior plants at a dentist’s office here in Bloomington,...

Electric Fencing 101 Blog Image
Electric Fencing 101

Electric fencing is a handy tool to have in the garden. It’s non-lethal, yet will keep out little...

In The Bleak Midwinter… Blog Image
In The Bleak Midwinter…

Frosty wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.

Snow had fallen, snow on snow,...