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Start lavender now for summer

February 4, 2013 If the scent of lavender is one of your favorites, you might want to try growing it yourself. Years ago the only lavender I could grow in my garden was a dwarf variety called Munstead. more »»

Celebrating the world’s wetlands

February 4, 2013 WORLD WETLANDS DAY TO BE MARKED: The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a free movie night at 6:30 p.. more »»

Start coleus seeds now for spring

January 28, 2013 All this talk about container gardening made me think of a plant that at one time dominated hanging baskets and terra cotta urns all summe. more »»

Growing tips for beginning gardeners

January 21, 2013 Having planted seeds and growing things for as long as I can remember, I am often surprised when someone asks me how they can get their own garden started. more »»

Sneak in a little gardening

January 14, 2013 We seem to be in the midst of the annual January thaw, a seasonal phenomenon that isn’t overlooked by gardeners. more »»

Breadcrumbs don’t just come from a can

January 9, 2013 Even when I wasn’t working full time and leading a busy lifestyle, I hated taking the time to visit the grocery store. more »»

Winter planning leaves time to change mind

January 7, 2013 When a couple has been married four decades, they tend to think alike, and that’s exactly what happened when the husband and I realized we had little time for tending to our modest vegetable garden... more »»

Closed-up indoors can cause havoc for plants

December 31, 2012 It’s always wonderful to open the doors and windows when the temperatures climb above 65 degrees, but this time of year, when fresh air is next to impossible to obtain, houseplants can suffe. more »»

The boring months are just beginning

December 24, 2012 The holiday season, which is winding down, always seems to arrive faster than we expect, but once it’s over, the next three months drag as though they will never come to an end. more »»

Getting amaryllis to rebloom is possible

December 17, 2012 Readers sometimes come up with the best ideas for columns and that happened last week when I received an email asking how to get an amaryllis to rebloom. more »»

Choosing the right gift for a gardener

December 10, 2012 So your mother, father, spouse or even your offspring loves to garden, and it’s up to you to find the perfect gift this yea. more »»

Decorate your house with living plants

December 3, 2012 I made my first succulent wreath when I was going through what I call my “Mother Earth” phase. That was a period of a few years in the early 1980s when I opted to be a stay-at-home mom. more »»

To keep or not to keep poinsettias

November 26, 2012 I used to bring home several poinsettias to incorporate into my holiday decorating, but it has been several years since I’ve bought even one. more »»

Winter herbs aren’t always worth the effort

November 19, 2012 Because the National Garden Bureau has proclaimed 2012 as the Year of Herbs, I have a confession to make. I have never been successful at growing decent herbs indoors over the winter. more »»

Next year is Gerbera Daisy’s year

November 5, 2012 The National Garden Bureau has done it again. Even before the frost has settled on this year’s garden, they have gone about the task of announcing their picks for next season’s ‘‘Year of the... more »»

Plant a tree for someone you love

October 29, 2012 Perhaps it is because trees often live many years that it has become a tradition to plant them in memory of loved ones who have passed on. more »»

Don’t forget to plant spinach

October 22, 2012 It might be the end of October, and nights might be too cold to sit outdoors for long, but if you haven’t done one thing in the garden this fall, you should at least be planting spinac. more »»

Should we be making way for the stink bugs?

October 1, 2012 We should consider ourselves lucky. My daughter, who lives in Maryland, sent me a rather frantic text message a few days ago. more »»

Slow gardening with an expert

September 17, 2012 I was more than just a little excited to see that one of my favorite gardeners is coming to town. Well, close to town anyway. Felder Rushing will be lecturing at 7 p.m. Sep. more »»

The wait is over for Kousa pods

September 10, 2012 Every year for at least five, I’ve been waiting for my Kousa Dogwood to display seedpods. This year, it finally happened. more »»

 
 

 

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