Category Archives: Books

Adventures in Seed Sprouting

When it comes to growing plants indoors from seeds, always read the back of the seed packet before sowing anything. There’s a general gardening rule that you should cover seeds to 2 or 3 times their thickness when you sow … Continue reading

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Super Fly

It was 24 degrees with a wind chill of 18 yesterday afternoon when I went outside to put some cardboard in our recycling bin. On the way back inside I did a double take. There on the north side of … Continue reading

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My Perennial Library

My favorite gardening book is Perennial All-Stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-Looking, Trouble-Free Gardens by Jeff Cox. There are all kinds of books about perennials, but what I love about this one is that it goes into such great … Continue reading

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Are We Having Fun Yet???

The snow started in earnest around 9:30 this morning, about three hours earlier than predicted. The street in front of our house was covered in a matter of 20 minutes. My guess is that about 3 or 4 inches have … Continue reading

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Sleep Tight, Don’t let the Asian Lady Beetles…

Multicolored Asian lady beetles were introduced into this country as a biological control to protect crops from pests like soybean and pecan aphids. Others snuck into the country with nursery stock from overseas. They’ve now spread to every part of … Continue reading

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