Gardening Tips

Too Cold, Too Soon



The record breaking cold and snow that arrived on Thanksgiving may have already done major damage to our landscape plantings. Snow is the least concern unless it broke branches on trees that had not yet dropped their leaves. I observed many trees that still had green leaves when I left for Florida two weeks ago. Most trees and shrubs that […]

2018 Vegetable Garden, Part 2



Another new crop for me was spaghetti squash, also a gift from my friend Mac, who grows ridiculous amounts of vegetables from seed each spring and ends up giving most of them away to friends, whether you want them or not! I have had mixed results with most winter squashes, as they are subject to all sorts of pests and […]

2018 Vegetable Garden, Part 1



The daily rain showers paused just long enough to allow me to finish harvesting the last of my vegetables and clean up my garden last week. Looking back on the 2018 gardening season, I am pleased to say it was a pretty good year, despite the record rainfall and record heat. I finished pulling my carrots and was delighted to […]


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