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Be Thankful For Gardening

Be Thankful for Gardening Today is Thanksgiving in the United States.  It has almost disappeared as a holiday, with Christmas decorations going up right after Halloween in many places.  (I think WalMart had a...

Organic Thanksgiving Vegetables

Organic Thanksgiving Vegetables: Grow, Harvest, Prepare While the Turkey gets most of the attention on Thanksgiving, the vegetables and side dishes really make the meal.  Every year around Thanksgiving, there are lots of morning...

Beefing Up The Winter Garden

Beefing up the Winter Garden Last week, I thought about how I can make my garden a little more interesting in the winter.  The picture in the last post is highly unusual.  We do...

Halloween Gardening Pun And Fun

Halloween Gardening Pun (and fun!) Tomorrow is Halloween! Yay! Chris and I are both major fans of Halloween. Halloween is a fun time for gardeners. After all, pumpkins are the star of the show!...

Pollination 101

“Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above. . .” The birds and the bees, huh? It is time for a...

Plant A Halloween Garden

Plant a Halloween Garden! Halloween is coming! Fortunately for us gardeners, Mother Nature has several scary plant species worthy of boos and scares. From flowers shaped like eyeballs to grass stained with blood, you’re...

The Birds And The Bees

Birds And Bees In Your Garden Both birds and bees rank high among the important creatures who assist gardeners in their quest for perfection. Wise gardeners do what they can to attract birds, for they...

Seed Mosaic Week Three

Seed Mosaic: Week Three This is sort of a cop out post, because I have been traveling today. And, apparently Chris can’t post because he was stuck driving back and forth to the doctor...