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Getting ready for the big move

September 3, 2012 We move twice a year. Not to a new residence, of course, but putting our indoor plants outside in the spring and bringing them inside in the fall is often like a major moving day. more »»

Time to talk about daylilies

August 27, 2012 A wise woman once told me (OK, it was Clara Miller from the Perennial Post in Mesopotamia), that the best time to plant daylilies is in the fall. more »»

Greenhouse leads to challenge

August 13, 2012 Tomatoes are the big deal in the garden this week. It’s no different at my house, but watermelon seems to be closing in. more »»

Place plants in the best spot

July 23, 2012 I’m always looking for ways to make gardening easier. more »»

Kohlrabi in the garden spotlight

July 16, 2012 I’m a vegetable fanatic. When it comes to eating the food on my plate, I gravitate toward the vegetables first and don’t care if I fill up before I get to the meat cours. more »»

Celebrating year of the herb with herb of the year

July 9, 2012 The National Garden Bureau named 2012 as the year of the herb, but sort of left us hanging as far as which herb we should be getting excited about. more »»

It’s almost time to plant peas

July 2, 2012 What? Didn’t you already plant peas in the spring? If you did, chances are you probably already harvested them as well, since they are a cool weather crop, grow quickly and hate the heat. more »»

Cabbage a vegetable fit for kings

June 25, 2012 Whenever I think of cabbage, I remember a photo of my two children at ages 8 and 9 holding up two huge cabbages harvested from our garde. more »»

Witch hazel still fascinating

June 18, 2012 When I was a young girl, I used witch hazel on my face as an astringent. more »»

Weed wars can be won, lost

June 11, 2012 The older I get, the harder the battles seem to be. I can handle the hairy galinsoga that infiltrates my vegetable garden every summe. more »»

Planning doesn’t end on holiday

May 28, 2012 There are basically two times during the season when I feel totally overwhelmed with my garden. The last week of May is the first time. more »»

Stubborn plants interesting

May 21, 2012 When many people hear the word Iris, they immediately think of large showy bearded iris flowers. more »»

Fairies not the only miniatures

May 14, 2012 What is it about miniatures that everyone finds so fascinating? Just like gardening has seen a resurgence in interest in the past 20 years, so has the world of miniature. more »»

Add new plants to garden

May 7, 2012 It took me several years to take up perennial gardening. Many people tried to get me hooked. more »»

Not all herbs are for eating

April 30, 2012 Common garden herbs, such as basil, oregano, marjoram, chives, parsley and sage can quickly fill not only an herb garden, but your pantry, too, if you save what grows over the summe. more »»

Making compost is first rule

April 23, 2012 If you are a gardener, April is probably your busiest month. more »»

Sharing fish with blue herons

April 16, 2012 We’ve had a small fish and garden pond in our backyard for about 13 years, and every season it looks more natural in the landscape. more »»

Early spring, but no rushing

April 9, 2012 In my garden, Hellebores (Lenten Rose) and pulmonaria (lungwort) have peaked. more »»

The winter that never was

April 2, 2012 There was a lot to take in as far as the gardening world over the past few month. more »»

It’s time to pull the weeds

March 26, 2012 I’ve never seen such early mowing, but the grass is getting tall and difficult to ignor. more »»



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