Rainy Day Gardening

(April 13, 2023) Talk to any gardener or farmer in your life about how things are going now that it's spring, and you'll probably garner a wistful sigh, followed by them looking...

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Bare Root Time

(February 16, 2023) If you've been to a local nursery lately, you've probably noticed a bunch of boxed stick-like things in sand or soil. Bare root tree/berry season is finally here. Why buy...

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Plant Porn

Sorting through the crop of seed catalogs

(January 12, 2023) Now that the ball has dropped, the hangovers have ceased, and the calendar page has turned, it's time to make those New Year's resolutions. No, not exercise or eating healthier,...

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Gardening for Caterpillars?

(December 15, 2022) Here's some good news for gardeners who are concerned about the environment: We can make an important, positive impact by the plant choices we make in our gardens. How do...

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Fall in the Garden

(November 17, 2022) Now that we're finally getting some much-needed rain, it's time to take stock of what to do in order to either have a fall garden, or prep your garden...

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Cleaning Up the Garden

And what to leave messy

(September 29, 2022) Even though we live in a temperate climate, I've been noticing some subtle changes in the weather and critters here on the coast. I've been seeing wooly banded bears —...

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Pests in the Garden

(August 4, 2022) Given the title of this article, you might think I'm going to talk about tomato hornworms, spittle bugs or aphids. OK, I will mention aphids but I want to talk...

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Get to Know Your Weeds

(June 9, 2022) This week, I'm turning my focus to a problem that most gardeners are dealing with this month, thanks to the intermittent rain/sun/rain/warmth/rain/wind we've had over the past two months. You...

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