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Six on Saturday-Jan 20

It’s been bitter cold for weeks, but suddenly the snow is melting and slosh turning to mud is the outlook for the weekend.  All this “stuck indoors time” has given me the opportunity to consider improvements and skills for the … Continue reading

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Winter projects

Gardeners often get frustrated during the winter.  Right now it is 4 degrees F, with gusty winds that make it feel even colder.  The gardens are covered not only with snow, but with an icy crust.  Tattered seed catalogs form … Continue reading

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The Good Witch

  This time of year, gardeners are filled with longing for green, but we’ll settle for even a glimpse of growing.  We search for the tiniest hint that spring is on the way.  If you are impatient, as I am, … Continue reading

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Green Bridges

  Everyone is concerned about pollinators, and rightly so.  May I make a suggestion?  The Herb Society of America sponsors a program called “Green Bridges.”  It’s primary goal is to form “bridges” of not only safe passage for pollinators, providing … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter Peppers

  The seed catalogs are arriving daily and dreams and hopes for next season’s “best ever” harvest are spiraling upward.  As you are planning next year’s garden, may I suggest a new pepper variety to try?  As a Garden Writer of … Continue reading

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And the BEET goes on!

  2018 has been declared the “Year of the BEET” by the National Gardening Bureau.  I adore beets, pickled, roasted, in soups and salads, so I was delighted to hear the news.  I’d already decided to grow more beets this … Continue reading

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New Year’s Luck

I grew up on a farm, two miles from a town that we rarely visited except to go to school and church, and on Friday nights during basketball season. (This is Indiana, after all and high school basketball was almost a … Continue reading

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