Plant This, Not That

Pretty alternatives to invasive species

(April 14, 2022) I follow more than a few plant and picture pages on social media, and it's always interesting to see folks wax poetic about some of our more aggressive invasive plants....

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Winter Garden Checklist

(February 17, 2022) The Pennsylvania rodent has decreed that we'll have another five weeks of winter and in the Midwest, South and Northeast, I'm sure they believe this to be true. Meanwhile, out...

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A Gardener's Resolutions

(January 6, 2022) Now that it's a new year, I'm sure some of you have made resolutions. It's a thing that we humans like to do. It's the start of a new time...

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A Bevy of Blueberries

Adding autumn flavor to chicken soup

(November 25, 2021) Now that we're finally receiving some beneficial rain, it's a good time of year to think about some new plants for your garden. Fall is an excellent time to plant...

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Gardening as a Moral Conundrum

(November 11, 2021) Who's the dimwit who promulgated the idea of gardening as some kind of idyllic activity that will connect us to our loving, nurturing, higher selves? Surely, this person never put...

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Bulb Planting Time

Tulips, garlic and gophers

(October 14, 2021) Now that we've harvested the fruits of our labor and cleaned up the garden — you have cleaned up the garden from spent plant debris and fallen apples, right? —...

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Seed Saving for a Pretty Spring and Summer Next Year

(September 2, 2021) Just when we thought it was safe to go into other gardens ... well, they are outdoors and as long as you keep your distance, going into gardens is still...

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Drought Gardening

(July 15, 2021) It's no secret by now that Humboldt County (along with all of California and many other western states) is in trouble when it comes to general lack of rainfall. While...

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