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He Said, She Shed

I will admit that it was getting a bit out of hand. My gardening hobby had taken over. Each year, as I became more passionate about growing, I added new supplies until slowly there was no room left. Supports, pots, tools, bags of soil, potting mix and mulch, stakes, boots, buckets, and more were taking …

A Seeding Frenzy

I anxiously wait, watching the clock, finger poised over my mouse, ready to click at a moment’s notice. Sweat starts to form on my brow, and my heart starts to race as the moment approaches. I countdown the minutes as if watching a shuttle launch, 5..4..3..2..1. The sale is live! My fingers fly like they …

Holiday Horticulture

Did you ever notice that certain plants are seen only around the holidays? On a recent December trip to the nursery, I was struck by how festive the greenhouse was decorated-adorned not with ornaments, garland, and twinkling lights, but rather with the beautiful foliage and blooms of potted plants in shades of red, green, pink, …

Leave the Leaves?

To leave or not to leave, that is the question. Over the past several years, this query has become a hot topic among gardeners. It used to be common practice to diligently rake every single leaf off the lawn in the fall. These leaves would be gathered into a pile, placed into bags, and hauled …

The Paths We Take

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. I find my mind frequently wandering to where I’ve been in my life, especially where I’m going. It could have been spurred on by my son starting high school, becoming more independent, and needing me less (except as an ever-diligent chauffeur and sideline cheering section). Or, it …

Plant Spotlight: Sesame

I love growing new varieties in my garden; it keeps gardening fun and exciting. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with growing different herbs and spices, such as saffron, ginger, and sesame. For the most part, these experiments have been successful, and I have learned a great deal along the way. And there is something special about …

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