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Delizz Strawberry Is Tasty, Easy to Grow Blog Image
Delizz Strawberry Is Tasty, Easy to Grow

Having been out of town for 18 days this April—first to the 2016 California Spring Trials and then...

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‘Heritage’ Perennials

Perennials, by definition, are expected to live for at least a few years.  Some perennials live...

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Keeping critters out of containers

If you have ever grown anything in a container, then you have likely had the experience of coming...

All the good ants do for us Blog Image
All the good ants do for us

I bet one of the most common questions I receive is about ants in the garden. People think if they...

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Rose Rebirth

My bucket is ready for me every time I head out to the garden this time of year!!  In it are my...

Clematis virginiana – One Tough Virgin Blog Image
Clematis virginiana – One Tough Virgin

 I was chatting with a friend a few days ago and she was planning on moving some perennials because...

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Swiss chard in containers

Using Swiss chard in a container never occurred to me until I saw it in this creative container...

What to do when the snails are big enough to eat Blog Image
What to do when the snails are big enough to eat

A week ago my sister-in-law asked if our boys ever considered cooking and eating the snails in our...

Beetless Beets and Specialty Peppers from Sakata Seed Blog Image
Beetless Beets and Specialty Peppers from Sakata Seed

I just finished up my annual trip to the California Spring Trials, a week-long event wherein plant...

Heucheras, Hostas and Confession Blog Image
Heucheras, Hostas and Confession

I have a confession to make…once upon a time, I thought Hostas and Heuchera were boring.  That was...

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Protecting plants during cold spring weather

After a warm winter and early spring, people in southern Indiana were anxious to get the gardening...

What to do when a dog is nibbling your plants Blog Image
What to do when a dog is nibbling your plants

Sometimes our garden pests are sleeping in our beds. I’ve had people ask me how to keep dogs and...