Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Starbucks, Ants and Apples

By Mary Conley

Free Starbucks coffee grounds have a variety of uses around the home and garden.

A Look at Seed Catalogs

By Karen Newcomb

Karen shares her favorite seed catalogs that offer specialized seeds.

It's Fall, What to do When Ants Move in

By Karen Newcomb

How to prevent an ant invasion

Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Viruses, Parasitic Nematodes, Plus Vegetable Diseases at a Glance

By Karen Newcomb

Karen walks you through what to do when dealing with viruses or parasitic nematodes in the garden. She also provides a quick overview of her previous posts on vegetable diseases.


Keep That Hummingbird Feeder Out (Video)

A well-stocked hummingbird feeder throughout September and October will not only give you hours of entertainment, but it will also keep your birds happy come migration time.

Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Bacteria

By Karen Newcombe

How to diagnose and treat bacterial disease in your garden.

Dealing With Vegetable Diseases: Fungi

By Karen Newcomb

Learn about fungal diseases that may be affecting your garden and what to do about them.

Post-Vacation Blooms in the Garden

By M-C Hartman

This post is about the prolific growth of the garden over 16 hot, wet July days when we were away on vacation in the Yukon.

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