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Second-Guessing Our Garden Decisions

Second-Guessing Our Garden Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Gardening is one giant series of decisions, isn’t it? Deciding what to plant, when to plant, where to plant what, when to fertilize, how to fertilize, how or whether to till, when to harvest, what to do with your harvest, when to give...
Say it With Flowers for Mother’s Day

Say it With Flowers for Mother’s Day

When I was a kid in Ohio, springtime meant fistfuls of violets, plucked from pockets of purple in the otherwise green grass around our house. Even now, when I find myself back home during violet season, I always pick my mother a bouquet. And she still oohs and ahhs...
Savor the Flavor

Savor the Flavor

So you finally feel like a successful gardener and have buckets of produce coming out of the garden. The big question my husband always asks me is, “Now what are you going to do with it all?” In reality, it is generally the same question that bounces through my brain...
Record Keeping

Record Keeping

It’s not too late for a new New Year’s resolution, is it? Because this year, I resolve to keep more gardening records. Because when the seed catalogs start arriving, my husband and I start having the “broken record” conversation over… and over… and over again. “How...
National Treasures Plants in Our National Parks

National Treasures Plants in Our National Parks

The more into gardening I get, the more I notice the plants and flowers whenever I travel. I’m continually amazed by the diversity of plant life and how different landscapes look from one state or region to the next. Comparing my Minnesota town’s plant life to Phoenix...