Ann’s Recipe Index

Now’s the Time to Plant a Rose

Now’s the Time to Plant a Rose

Plants, like people, can get an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Such is the case with roses. The hybrid roses of last century needed a lot of attention – spraying, dusting, and pruning – to get it to flower. Today’s roses are much more reliable performers in the garden. Give them water and sunshine and you’ll have roses year after year.

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Grow Chives For a Flash of Flavor

Grow Chives For a Flash of Flavor

It’s true confession time. Sometimes I assign a personality to my herbs. Rosemary is a wise old woman with lots of depth and endurance that emerges when things get hot in the kitchen. Basil is a temptress, just begging to be touched and stroked and added to the soup pot. But chives – they’re cute little imps, smiling and waving in the breeze, ready to add a flash of onion flavor to any food.

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Plant a Rose This Spring

Plant a Rose This Spring

Roses have had an undeserved reputation of being hard to grow. I remember once mentioning to a friend who was starting a new garden that I grew roses in my herb plots. She threw up her hands and regaled me with a tale of woe about how hard they are to grow and how...

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