Category Archives: Edible Gardening

Grasses keep the garden interesting into winter

People tend to think that there’s not much to look at in the garden after the onset of winter. Perennials have turned brown or black and disappear back into the ground with the first hard freeze, and most shrubs and … Continue reading

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This Halloween, beware the barberry!

The issue of avoiding the use of certain plants in favor of natives is a sticky one for landscapers and home gardeners alike. There are so many beautiful non-native shrubs and trees (of English, Japanese, or Chinese origin) for sale … Continue reading

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When your garden grows you

Despite the lengthy gap between updates here, I’ve actually been keeping quite busy in the garden. But to be perfectly honest, it hasn’t felt as fun recently as it should. I’ve been feeling very behind schedule with how the garden … Continue reading

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Help me “pick” out a tomato to grow!

I have a favor to ask of those of you who grow your own tomatoes. I’m in the thick of planning this year’s crop of veggies, and every season I like to try at least one or two new varieties … Continue reading

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Who says grass is boring?

To the casual observer, the winter months would seem like the “off season” for gardening and landscaping, when many shrubs (minus the evergreens, of course) just look like sticks, and perennials and annuals vanish back into the ground beneath a … Continue reading

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Careful where you spread that salt and de-icer

I hope everyone is safe and warm after that big snow (or in some places, ice). Fingers crossed that no damage was done to the plants! A heavy load of snow or ice is the most obvious threat to shrubs … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the Knockout

Roses are red, violets are blue; Knockouts are nice, but others are too! I’ll stop there before I make you cringe any further with my lame attempt at poetry. You see them just about everywhere now…the ubiquitous red Knockout rose. … Continue reading

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