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Heart of the Home: January Signals Start of Spring Gardening Season

Once Christmas is over, plants and seed catalogs start showing up in my mailbox. It’s an exciting time, as it gives me a glimpse of springtime.I pore through the pages, “oooing” and “ahhing” over all the new shades of flowers and the latest rose sensation, and then I usually end up ...

Chores Get Done Before Spring Season Begins

Winter in farm country is long and frigid. Snow-covered fields punctuated with the stubble of harvested corn has a stark beauty all its own. Winter is the season to rest, reorganize and re-energize. Like the land itself, I, too, use winter to prepare for the coming of the spring season. My days ...

Seeds Made Just For Me

As I browse through my seed catalogs, I can’t help but notice that the number of seed varieties for most plants are downright overwhelming. And so is the advice about which ones to plant in different parts of the country. Every producer has a different recommendation and, unfortunately, none ...

Dreaming of the Spring Garden

“In the bleak mid-winter...” We sing that hymn in church every year around this time. And it can be pretty bleak. Colder temperatures. Blustery days. Too many layers. Less daylight. But there are these beautiful gifts that arrive like an extension of Christmas in my mailbox, first one, ...

A Look at Seed Catalogs

Starting a new garden blog is always a bit intimidating because I don’t want to leave any reader out. I have beginning gardeners to long time gardeners who may or may not enjoy the basics of gardening. All gardeners start out the same, by deciding what they want to grow and by looking ...

Use Fall Months for Winter Preparation

The vivid colors and scents of autumn are refreshing after the sultry dog days of summer. It’s definitely not, however, a time to be lazy. We have to labor like busy ants to complete our chores before winter’s chill hits.Most of the work is pleasant because the weather is pleasant. ...

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