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Harvest Time!

There is nothing so satisfying as setting a plate on the table consisting of all of your own food. Food you have grown yourself — carefully planned for, tended, harvested, and "put by," as my mother used to say.I recently started my harvest. Greg and I only plant small beds as there is just ...

Simple Solutions to Deter Garden Pests

SowHow, (Pavilion, 2017) by Paul Matson and Lucy Anna Scott features a fresh bright design and clear-cut instructions, it includes entries on more than 30 easy-grow vegetables to sow throughout the seasons, form kale to runner beans and carrots to cucamelons. Matson is a visual designer he uses ...

A Cure for the Midwinter Blues

From the end of November to the first of January the entire nation is a in a flurry of activity. First there is Thanksgiving dinner to plan and attend. Many families travel halfway across the country for this special time. Right on the heels of this comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the ...

Land

My dad was a minister. When I was very small, we owned 40 acres in Troupe Co. Georgia. I remember a couple of things about the old farm. He had issues with our cows getting sick. I think they called it “Black Leg”. Also, we owned an old mule named “Jack”. My oldest brother actually ...

A Blarney Blog

Dear friends,A couple years ago, we took a wonderful trip to Ireland, and of course, we needed to kiss the Blarney Stone like everyone else even though it is a ridiculous moneymaking tradition. The grounds were beautiful, and we enjoyed our walk to the castle. Like others we’ve toured, it ...

Finding Land

In my last blog, I wrote about Larry's and my yearning for land, and this is how we finally found it. We were changing our way of doing things in our house and yard here in the city. Going Green. We were also considering the changing world and taking stock of our assets and safety. I remarked ...

On the Garden Path: Queen Elizabeth Park

A Canadian site that was once a volcano and later became a landscape scarred by rock quarrying has been transformed today into a 131-acre garden park that attracts nearly 6 million visitors a year. Located on Little Mountain – the highest point in Vancouver, British Columbia, at 500 feet – ...

Garden Clippings: Getting Your Garden Ready In February

February usually includes a few warm days that get the blood flowing and the thoughts heading in the direction of the garden. Once there, gardeners ponder the question, 'What can I do?'Garden features, such as fences, decks, patios or other structures, can be built during this time, and some ...

Garden Clippings: September To-Do List

Now is a good time to get out in the garden. Along with the many things that need to be done now, there are also a few things that should not be done now.Things to DO in SeptemberMake notes in a journal about what plants performed well this year and which ones were disappointments. It's amazing ...

Garden Clippings: August To-Do List

I find myself in doldrums each year as I trudge my way through August. I have to force myself to continue watering the container plantings each evening after work, the grass goes a few days longer than it should between mowing, the weedless perennial border now has a few new unintended plants, ...

Garden Clippings: Fruit Trees

This article originally appeared in the March 16, 2004, issue of CAPPER'S.Fruit trees have been a staple of the edible landscape for centuries. Who can deny the satisfaction gained from slicing into a cherry pie made from fruit growing in the backyard, or opening a jar of apple butter that was ...

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