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I am a 'down to earth' gardener with perpetually dirty fingernails. I own a whole wardrobe of well worn and comfortable gardening duds and I am a sucker for gardening gadgets galore! I love to blog about the gardening world, it's fads and trends and have personally killed most plants at least once. I am a gardening designer by profession but there is no rhyme or reason to my own garden. If I want a plant, I buy and stick it somewhere just because I 'need' it!
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Growing titanic pumpkins or gourds is a competitive cut throat sport. As recently as 16 years ago, the heaviest (official) pumpkin weighed a mere 403 pounds. Now in 2014 the one ton mark has been surpassed! That is a lot of pumpkin. Continue reading
Create an everlasting harvest pod basket with assorted cones, pods, and dried botanicals to decorate your Thanksgiving table. Continue reading
Flight 93 Memorial located in Shanksville, PA is a work in progress to honor the sacrifice of 40 passengers who tried to stymie the efforts of the high jackers on their plane. Meadows, trees, and wetlands are being restored and planted to beautify the grounds. Continue reading
Honey spinning is a big event at my house in the fall. Extracting and bottling the honey is a surprisingly simple low tech but messy task. Continue reading
Saddleback caterpillars are comical looking but pack a powerful sting! Stay away from these as the sting is worse than a bee sting and the pain can last for days. Continue reading
Lavender Honey Ice Cream is sublime and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Try the recipe and enjoy this tasty ice cream alone or on top of peach cake for a great summer dessert. Continue reading
Without the presence of Milkweed, Monarch would be extinct. We need to plant and preserve the Milkweed population so that there are plenty of nectar sources for this keystone species. Continue reading