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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...

How to determine what is eating your plants Blog Image
How to determine what is eating your plants

I’ve been gone for a few days enjoying the backcountry of Glacier National Park, so you can imagine...

Keeping Away Destructive Cabbageworms and Loopers Blog Image
Keeping Away Destructive Cabbageworms and Loopers

My father fell ill and passed away recently. He was a life-long farmer in a long lineage of farmers...

Little Gems Blog Image
Little Gems

There are all kinds of roses in this world, and all kinds of reasons to grow them.  I have a large...

How to keep raccoons from harvesting your garden before you do Blog Image
How to keep raccoons from harvesting your garden before you do

’Tis the season when the raccoons visit to see how well you’re doing on your garden this year....