‘Expert’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Expert Researching

The internet is a fine and wonderful thing. However it has caused our society to develop certain schizophrenic tendencies when it comes to expertise. Let me illustrate with the sad tale of The Skeptic and The Garden Expert.

Rites of Spring

Spring-Butterflies

Ah spring, that season when hope triumphs over past experiences for gardeners. Not long ago I was out working in my garden and pondering the connection between what I was doing and the spring activities that have gone on since the dawn of time. some things just have to happen out in the garden every

Totally Bogus Gardening Hacks, Part II

FrustrationChild

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my second helping of bogus garden hacks from an article I found online. The offending article was on one of those sites that claim to give the reader the “real facts” hitherto hidden from the average reader. It offered ten “gardening hacks” that were guaranteed to give me healthy plants.

Totally Bogus Gardening Hacks, Part I

Courtesy Carey Tilden

My beloved husband is always on the lookout for garden articles on the Internet that I might find interesting. Most of his discoveries are worthwhile. Recently however he forwarded a link to a page that had my blood boiling within minutes. The offending article was on one of those sites that claim to give the

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

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