Starting Your Spring Garden

Spring Flower

Spring has come a little early this year. I’m seeing signs all throughout my garden. The daffodils that poked through the soil in late January are nearing the end of their blooms. Neighborhood fruit trees are flowering. Even the songbirds have come back and are staking out their territories for this year’s nest. Just like

Preparing For the Coming Spring

SpringFlowers

Spring is a crazy time for gardeners. We wait for the arctic air to retreat north while counting the days to the last frost. Then one morning we step outside and discover that spring has snuck in under cover of darkness and we’re instantly behind on weeding, watering, and transplanting. This is no time to

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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