13 October 2021

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Enjoying fall flowers during autumn, beyond

Enjoying fall flowers during autumn, beyond


In the Garden
Autumn officially arrived two weeks ago, and many people have been busy changing out flower displays for the season. ...
06 October 2021

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Exploration changed world cuisine

Exploration changed world cuisine


Monday, Oct. 11, is Columbus Day, perhaps the least celebrated of all holidays. Still, it is a federal holiday, and banks and governmental offices wil...
22 September 2021

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How to successfully divide peonies

How to successfully divide peonies


In the Garden
There is an “r” in September. That is important, because my grandmother always told me that one can transplant and divide peonies in ...
15 September 2021

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Plenty of beauty in fall gardens

Plenty of beauty in fall gardens


As late summer drifts toward autumn, we see a lot of changes in the gardens....
08 September 2021

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Plan now for future garden blooms

Plan now for future garden blooms


Recently, we looked at planting now for fall gardens, both in the vegetable plot and among ornamentals. ...
01 September 2021

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End of summer doesn’t mean end of garden

End of summer doesn’t mean end of garden


Labor Day is often viewed as the end of summer. Actually, we still have about three weeks of the summer season, and summer weather may remain even lon...
26 August 2021

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Native plant thorny for humans, but bees love it

Native plant thorny for humans, but bees love it


This past week, I had a new experience at Sandhill Gardens. I was walking around the gardens and heard a buzz coming from the area of the moon garden....
11 August 2021

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Plan now for a fall garden

Plan now for a fall garden


It is time to get busy on the autumn garden. We still have several weeks of summer, but it is time to plant crops that will mature and be harvested in...
04 August 2021

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Keeping up with a garden during summer’s dog days

Keeping up with a garden during summer’s dog days


We have reached the dog days of summer, and getting out in the garden just does not rank high in the list of options for our time....
21 July 2021

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Plants survive gardener’s absence

Plants survive gardener’s absence


In the Garden
What a difference a week makes. Even with a lot of preparation for a trip, one comes home to a garden that has changed dramatically. That...