Seedy Ideas….

It's time. Time to start the forward motion for a gorgeous and productive garden in 2012. First up, is selecting seeds. I've been browsing the offerings from my favorite suppliers as well as some 'new-to-me' suppliers to determine my projects for this year. One of my new veggie choices for this year is beets.  I've …

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Let the Bells of Ireland Sing!

Ever mistaken a desired flower for a weed?  I have a bit of a story to tell regarding  Moluccella laevis a.k.a. 'Bells of Ireland'.  Just in case you are not familiar with 'Bells of Ireland' it is an annual plant producing beautiful light green flowers, shaped like bells, on strong sturdy stems. 'Bells of Ireland' …

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Great Gardening Weekend Satisfies the Soul

Wonderful weather can make a great gardening weekend!  Of course, there are lots of fun things to do during nice weather but this weekend was very productive in the garden.  I think because it was the first real "feeling" of summer here in the Intermountain West.  Some of you know what summer is like here …

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Avert the Garden Mayhem of May! Dig, mix, plant…repeat

It's an overwhelmingly busy time of year in the garden if you live in the Intermountain West.  The temps have climbed to a moderate 60-70ish most days and the soil is warm and ready for digging. Now you may be thinking, "Well, that's what gardener's love to do so really, why the drama about it …

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Make some magic…plant peas with pals

Gardening with children is both fun and rewarding!  I have noticed many children have a fascination with 'magic seeds' (er... beans anyway) and planting seeds to grow their very own apple, cherry, whatever-they-love-to-eat tree or plant can be very exciting.  As a child, I remember planting seeds from an apple I had eaten to have …

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