Category Archives: Edible Gardening

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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Yellows and oranges and reds, oh my!

Ah, October. Without a doubt my favorite time of the year, when the mornings are cool and crisp but not yet cold…perfect for apple picking in the Shenandoah Valley, passing through rustic small towns, sipping hot cider. And, of course, … Continue reading

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After a brief “paws”, garden work resumes

I have a legitimate excuse this time for the long gap between updates. My wife and I recently brought this cute little guy home: So, as I’m sure you can imagine, the last two weeks have been spent getting him … Continue reading

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A word about pruning crape myrtles

It never ceases to amaze me how many people buy crape myrtles without giving a thought to how big they’ll get in a short amount of time. I say this because I all-too-frequently am seeing crape myrtles being cut back … Continue reading

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