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Early Spring Vegetable Crops

Early Spring Vegetable Crops

by Tricksy Tania March 22, 2019 3 min read

It’s almost time everybody! March is now upon us and soon to come skipping along behind it is the season called spring. Soon enough, the weather will get warmer, the sun will be out for longer, the snow will melt and the animals will reappear. 
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Bluebirds Bring Spring!

Bluebirds Bring Spring!

by Vickie Kulp March 19, 2019 2 min read

The first day of spring this year is on March twentieth. One sign of spring I've noticed is the bluebirds flying around in my yard.
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Signs of Spring popping up!

Signs of Spring popping up!

by Vickie Kulp March 07, 2019 2 min read

I am so ready for spring! The first day of spring this year is March twentieth. As I write this, that is two weeks away. Here in Virginia though, Mother Nature is holding onto winter as long as she can.
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Get Ready for Spring Now

Get Ready for Spring Now

by Vanessa Tsumura March 01, 2019 2 min read

If you’re feeling a little fidgeting about not being able to get your hands in the soil just yet, there are some things you can do to get ready for spring.
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Dirt Under Your Nails? The Gardener’s Badge of Honor!

Dirt Under Your Nails? The Gardener’s Badge of Honor!

by Laura Knoerr May 10, 2018 2 min read

Planting bulbs when you can still see the early perennials is ideal. You don’t accidentally slice into unknown bulbs and or damage other perennials when you can see at least a tendril unfurled. I felt confident that they were all safe from my little hand spade. I also planted asparagus, which came as dry roots and required the big spade and two deep holes. I wore a pair of cloth gloves with rubber coating on the palms. These are the best I’ve had so far! Look Ma, no blisters!  
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Meet Phoebe!

Meet Phoebe!

by Jeanne Barr May 02, 2018 2 min read

What is your favorite thing about spring? Planning your garden, starting your vegetable seedlings, being outside and enjoying the birds singing? I love getting all of my lawn ornaments out and finding them a new place each year to spend their summer. I love choosing new arrangements and areas to decorate, with all different options.
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Moms and Quilts

Moms and Quilts

by Laura Knoerr April 19, 2018 2 min read

Grandma Ruth established a tradition of making a quilt for each of her grandchildren when they graduated from high school. My mom followed in her footsteps and did the same for her grandchildren. She continues to make them, and has given some to me. But, I still have the one Grandma Ruth made for me many years ago when I graduated. I put it away somewhere to preserve it, but don't remember where!

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To Be a Gardener, You Have To Be A Dreamer

To Be a Gardener, You Have To Be A Dreamer

by Laura Knoerr April 04, 2018 2 min read

I can already taste the fresh lettuce, and kale, and spinach. I will sow the helichrysum seed there, this year, and the plants will actually flourish. Maybe I will even be successful with broccoli! Empty lots in the city will become raised bed gardens. All ages and ethnicities will enjoy working beside each other. There will be beauty and practical production in every available space! (After all, gardeners have to be dreamers…)
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Spring Forward (Into an Herb Garden)

Spring Forward (Into an Herb Garden)

by Laura Knoerr March 12, 2018 2 min read

I’ve got my seed catalog out. I’m looking. I’m planning. Herbs - especially flowering herbs - are my favorite. What will I try this year?
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Saturday night reading list!

Saturday night reading list!

by Jeanne Barr March 07, 2018 2 min read

It is 8:00 p.m. on a Saturday night and I have had a busy day of cleaning, laundry, getting my pile from work drastically reduced and now I am sitting down to do some reading. What could I possibly want to be reading about now?
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A Wet Welcome Mat

A Wet Welcome Mat

by Amanda Brunell January 23, 2018 2 min read

There are many ways to welcome others to your home. A welcome mat is the most common and easiest way to say welcome.
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Garden Weddings

Garden Weddings

by Laura Knoerr June 01, 2017 2 min read

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