3:36 PM Dec 22, 2013
The ground is frozen. The north winds are blowing. The trees, the shrubs and the flowers have gone into dormancy. There’s no getting around it – digging in the dirt is done for at least the next couple of months.
8:17 AM Dec 17, 2013
In the holiday shopping hierarchy, Black Friday comes first (although this year it was preceded by Gray Thursday on Thanksgiving).

11:52 AM Nov 24, 2013
As Christmas shopping reaches its peak, the task of finding the perfect gift for each of those on the list begins to feel like a daunting task.

4:19 PM Nov 4, 2013
If you have put your garden to bed for the winter, good job. Go get a second cup of coffee.
 
11:13 AM Oct 28, 2013
One last burst of energy – that’s all that’s needed before gardening is done for the year.
12:37 PM Oct 21, 2013
As kids, it was actually fun to see leaves fall in autumn. That’s because one of our chores was to rake the leaves to the street and burn them. We didn’t have curbs and paved streets back then, just a layer of blacktop that was level with our yard.
8:05 PM Oct 15, 2013
There have been a flurry of questions regarding those strange brown cones hanging from a variety of trees in the area. Though that is not much of a description, it tends to describe the bagworms found in many trees and shrubs this time of year.
1:51 PM Oct 7, 2013

My worm farm is thriving.

The recycled two-liter pop bottle housing a dozen redworms, shredded newsprint, coffee grinds, and some vegetable and fruit peels, is turning out vermicompost, a black, earthy-smelling, nutrient-rich humus.

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