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Beware of the cane toad Blog Image
Beware of the cane toad

Anytime I whine about living in a cold region, I learn about a garden pest or animal that makes me...

Sheep and goats are adorable weed eaters Blog Image
Sheep and goats are adorable weed eaters

I think sheep and goats are some of the neatest critters out there, but I haven’t been able to...

What to do when wasps are coming into the house in the spring Blog Image
What to do when wasps are coming into the house in the spring

Today our eldest told me, “The only thing I don’t like about summer is the bees.” He’s right. We...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...