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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Things have been going quite well in my garden this spring. We’ve received several bouts of heavy rain, but not so much that there have been floods that would damage roots. In between bouts of weeding (a never-ending chore) I’ve been having fun watching the succession of spring flowers in my garden. First up were

Are Native Plants Better?

Recently I’ve noticed  whispers in the gardening world about how native plants are the thing for “responsible gardeners” to grow. The underlying reason seems to be that a native plant is always superior to anything else. Is this true? Today you will find most nurseries carry some native plants. Even plant breeders have gotten into the act.

Tips For Herb Harvesting

Sometime after the Fourth of July, herb gardeners are occasionally overcome with strange needs. We scout for flat surfaces around the house. Spare tables, the top of the clothes dryer, nothing is safe. Then we raid our gardens for armfuls of basil, rosemary, and sage. Green mounds spring up everywhere in the house and spill