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Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to rise from its winter slumber. So naturally, now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the spring and summer. To bring your garden back to its full glory after...

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Garden wins: What went right this year

What can I say about the 2021 garden? I have been putting off thinking about it too much because well, I have regrets, and...

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Big planter roundup

If there is a support group for planter addicts, let me know, because I need it. I love a good container, but finding one...

How to start a whole garden in one tray

Thank you to Park Seed for partnering with me on this post. As always, all words, thoughts and seed choices are my own. The...

A pair of books to ring in spring

What more can we ask from a gardening book than to be inspirational and education? Two new books with more than a little in...

No Mow May could backfire: Here’s why

“What do you think of No Mow May?” The question, asked by a garden friend, caught me by surprise because I’d only seen the...

Gardeners’ gift guide

You have gifts to buy and I’m here to help. There’s a lot of gardening stuff out there geared toward gift giving and to...

Book review: Proving that beautiful gardens and deer can co-exist

I have written thousands of words on this blog about deer: plants deer avoid, ways to fend off deer attacks, homemade deer spray, complaining...

Winter containers both extravagant and simple

In what has become something akin to a tradition around here, we’re just days away from Christmas and the outside of my house is...

The first plant orders of the 2020 season

Most winters, I make it until at least January before I start ordering plants for a gardening summer that might as well be a...

What garden projects will 2020 bring?

Well I’m predictable, that’s for sure.  Every couple years, almost without fail, I take on a really big garden project. I cannot explain what...

Seed basics: Organic, GMO & how to read those packets

 This post is sponsored by Jung Seed Company but, as always, the words and opinions here are my own. Is it just me, or are...

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