I have been a Master Gardener for 18 years. I always know how long it has been, because I started my classes just after my daughter was born. It was such a magical time with a 3 year old and a newborn at home. The house was a wreck from one end to
Get your scissors ready. This will be one column you will want to keep on the fridge. I refer to our local extension offices all of the time, and I think they are a fantastic resource for everyone: from the beginner who has grass growing around her
Salt and ice-melting chemicals can take a toll on your plants.
OK, put your right hand up and your left hand on the newspaper. Let’s get those New Year’s resolutions on the record. Now, repeat after me: I (state your name) resolve to figure out the real meaning of the numbers on the bag of
The tree skirt is bare, and the living room floor is stuffed with drifts of wrapping paper and boxes. What a glorious morning, sharing special gifts with your family and friends. Some of those special gifts, like amaryllis bulbs, will continue to
A little planning can go a long way with holiday decorations.
I can stop men in their tracks, but you can’t eat me! I am a popular Christmas decoration and am always hanging around. And some say I may even have magical powers when it comes to love. What am I? Pucker up! I’m mistletoe! Where did
Prune now before the ground freezes to keep them beautiful.
The Thanksgiving dishes are back in the cupboard, and the long table has been stowed away for another month. Now, it is time to get serious about decorating for Christmas. The tree is the typical focal point. Let’s cut through some of the
As you’re making the final recipe selections for your Thanksgiving dinner this week, add one more ingredient to your list: lawn fertilizer. No, I’m not kidding you. This is my Thanksgiving reminder to give your lawn its own winter feast.