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TAG : spring 2017

Heart of the Home: Planning a Garden

We asked readers to send in stories about how they plan their garden each spring, asking what kinds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers they plant, when they start planting, and if they incorporate any statues or other garden items into the mix. We received several stories. Here are a couple of ...

Top 10 New Perennial Plants for Spring 2017

High Country Gardens was established in 1993, and has been a reputable online source for beautiful plants for more than two decades. It is a division of American Meadows, an online retailer of wildflower seeds, perennial plants, flower bulbs, and vegetable seeds. Check out their website, ...

Renewed Hope

It’s upon us at last. Each year, as February drags on, April can’t come soon enough. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall and winter. Nothing brings peace of mind for me like sitting in a tree stand hunting for whitetail deer in the fall, or traipsing through tall CRP grass in pursuit of ...

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 ...

Letters to the Editor from the Spring 2017 Issue

Tribute to Grandmother and Her Apron I loved the article “Mom’s Apron” in the Spring 2016 issue of Capper’s Farmer. Since you asked for stories about aprons, I thought I’d share a poem I wrote in 2009 about my grandmother’s apron – observations as to what it meant to me as a young ...

Heart of the Home: Garden Journal Helps When Planning a Garden

We have four garden plots – one in our backyard, one in our front yard, and two community garden plots. In all, about 1,500 square feet of garden space, all for vegetables. We get started planning in February. Our process begins with evaluating how we did the previous year, namely what crops ...

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