Setting expectations

The late Ryan Gainey had called Fall the "forgotten season" in the garden. He was an advocate for all fall blooms, especially chrysanthemum  and asters. I was lucky enough to find his 4 namesake mums at the wonderful Woodlands Plant Sale and added them to the garden to commemorate his passing. And, of course, enjoy …

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Quick Tip Tuesday – Snakes in the garden

There is nothing quite like the smell of tomatoes that clings to your hands and arms after working in the vegetable garden. The sight of green tomatoes ripening on the vine brings me immense happiness. But oh, if one goes missing, and then another one and then another one. And nothing makes me quite so …

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Tuesday Quick tip – Companion Planting for cabbage

I admit I never have had much luck with winter gardens. The climate stays nice enough here to keep some things, like cabbage, kale, carrots and spinach, going all winter. But I tend to pay little attention to them, instead focusing my efforts on indoor tasks. That usually led to an abundance of kale, who …

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