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Reading snow stories Blog Image
Reading snow stories

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of winter. As soon as the days darken and the temperature plummets...

Aerogarden: Part 1 Blog Image
Aerogarden: Part 1

What better way to spend the coldest day of winter so far than staying indoors and setting up my...

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Giving Thanks For The Little Things

So, here we are at the end of another year.  I find myself reflective after a wonderful Christmas...

Schooled on plant nutrition: How to give your plants what they need to thrive Blog Image
Schooled on plant nutrition: How to give your plants what they need to thrive

After gardening for decades it’s good to know there’s always something to learn. A couple of weeks...

Porcelain Touch Sharpener Blog Image
Porcelain Touch Sharpener

I’ve mentioned before that, like sunglasses, I don’t invest a lot of money into my tools as I...

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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...