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Rubber Plants

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

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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,...

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AeroGarden:  One month later

It’s been one month since setting up my AeroGarden indoor herb garden and so far, so good!  All...

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New Broccoli Variety Emphasizes Side Shoots

There’s currently about 3 ft. of snow in my two gardens. And the local weather guy is unsure which...

Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever Blog Image
Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever

I’m writing this from inside the center of a blizzard. We’ve had no real snow accumulation here in...

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A Winter’s Rest

Yesterday, some winter weather arrived here in Connecticut.  There was some spotty snow and in some...

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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...

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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...

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Porcelain Touch Sharpener

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