Category Archives: gardening

Native vs Non-Native-Which is Better for Pollinators?

Native or non-native in the garden: Which is better? Simple- everyone knows the answer to that question…Natives of course! As gardeners, we have been bombarded with information about the value to wildlife of native plants and the more natives the better. Continue reading

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Impatien Alternative-SunPatiens

If you haven’t heard by now, common Impatiens are in trouble. Lots of shade gardeners are bemoaning this right now, and wonder what should they plant instead!!?? Continue reading

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Heirloom Annuals

Welcome heirloom annuals back into the garden. Blending seamlessly with perennials and shrubs, old fashioned annuals will inject a long lasting blast of color into your garden. Continue reading

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Hellebores-Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Shade Loving Perennial

A well kept secret of garden enthusiasts, Hellebores should be more widely known to serious and not so serious gardeners alike; this is a plant that is worth seeking out. Source: Hellebores-Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Shade Loving Perennial

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Hellebores-Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Shade Loving Perennial

A well kept secret of garden enthusiasts, Hellebores should be more widely known to serious and not so serious gardeners alike; this is a plant that is worth seeking out. Continue reading

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Winter Squash Roundup with the Best Soup Recipe Ever

Winter squash are some of the healthiest vegetables around and are easy to grow or inexpensive to buy. Butternut Squash soup with Calvados, Feta Cheese, and Prosciutto is a great way to experience Butternut squash. Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

For quick last minute centerpiece ideas for the Thanksgiving table, use gourds and candles. Continue reading

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Deck the Halls-Homemade Decorating for the Holidays

Grab your glue gun, pruners, or pastry bag, and browse your favorite Pinterest boards and blogs. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and I’ll be serving up a hearty helping of crafting inspiration to get your house ready for the onslaught of family and friends. Continue reading

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Bulbs in Pots-Portable Containers for Spring

Planting bulbs in pots now in the fall ensures that you will have pots of flowers to enjoy in the spring outdoors. Continue reading

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Growing Gourdzilla Champion Pumpkins

Growing competitive record breaking mammoth pumpkins has become a sport among home growers. Lots of blood, sweat, and tears, goes into producing one of these blue ribbon winners. Continue reading

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