Excuse Me, Martha Stewart?

Crowded Fish

A few days ago I got a question via Facebook from a friend in Idaho. She had seen an article from the Martha Stewart website with five tips on how to plant perennial plants this spring and wondered what I thought. Now Ms. Stewart is famous for her excellent advice

Of Darkness and Light

Sunset On Water

I’ve always loved fielding questions from fellow gardeners about problems they are having. It helps to stretch my knowledge – and sometimes increase my humility when I make a mistake. One of the things I enjoy is following a Facebook group where gardeners across the country post problems they are having. Most of the posts

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

How Not to Grow Herbs Indoors

BasilIn-Pot

I am not generally a fan of sites that do their best to say uncomplimentary things about other sites. There’s enough sour attitudes and bad feelings in this world without me adding to them. I am now about to break my rule. What prompted this? I recently received a link to a blog post about

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— Jack London

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