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spring gardening

I’m Not Starting Seeds This Year. Here’s Why.

I’ve got better priorities.
Granted, this is a pretty gutsy thing to say as a garden columnist, but before you revoke my license, let me tell you exactly why I think it’s critical to share this with you.

I try very hard to live what I write. That – source

Spring

Just Starting to Plan? My Top Five Tips for Beginner Gardeners.

This week, five tips for beginner gardenersjust starting to plan their spring gardens.

Tip #1. Keep it small

Whatever else I try to do in this column, my overriding goal is to encourage more life-long gardeners, and nothing makes a person feel more – source

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2018 New Year’s Day–My Annual I’m Gonnas

Each year, I like to write about my hopes for the new garden year. It surprised me to learn this was my ninth year writing this post!
Remember last year when I was looking for a change? No? Here’s a refresher–after three books in the previous seven y – source

Think spring

Just Starting to Plan? My Top Five Tips for Beginner Gardeners.

This week, five tips for beginner gardenersjust starting to plan their spring gardens.

Tip #1. Keep it small

Whatever else I try to do in this column, my overriding goal is to encourage more life-long gardeners, and nothing makes a person feel more – source

winter

Gear Closet: Under Armour Fat Tire Govie SE Winter Boots

If you live in the eastern half of the U.S., chance are you know that winter has arrived with a vengeance. Cold conditions have struck the country and the so-called “bomb cyclone” has dropped plenty of snow and ice on the New England states, bringing – source

New years

Create a Wildlife Tree from Your Christmas Tree

It’s over.

Most people in the country are doing one of four things right now.
① Breathing a sigh of relief.
② Wondering where December went.
③ Feeling a bit nostalgic and determined to keep the spirit of the season going.
④ Grinning at the fact tha – source

spring

How to choose the right fertilizer for all your growing needs

Most anyone that grows any plant knows it needs certain nutrients in order to thrive. The challenge if often knowing what type of fertilizer to give what plant and when.
One of the most important things you can do in understanding what your plants ne – source

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Oh hey December?! Where the heck did you come from? Seriously – Just like that, the fall leaves (wink wink, I live in Southern Kentucky ) are gone, the air turns to a cool wintery crisp (again, big ‘ole wink – it’s 36 degrees here today), and Will F – source

Christmas

End of season wrap up: My favorite plants of 2017

Now that the garden has gently shifted into architecture and mush, it’s time to reflect on the plants we grew this season and decide whether we’ll continue to grow them for seasons to come.
Whether sexy new introductions or old favorites, plants ex – source