The Country Gentleman

Rural Or Not, Here They Come!

We weren’t surprised at all when our Web producer snuck out of the office early last Wednesday afternoon to chase down a story. We were, however, shocked when he admitted that he left to go... More

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Chick Magnet

If you haven’t heard, bird, bird, bird … bird is the word—more specifically, chickens.... More

Basil: The Season of All Seasons

Once a symbol of death and mourning in ancient Greece, a means of wedding engagement in Romania, a holistic remedy around the world, this spicy... More

Picking the Pumpkin

Johnny wants a jack-o'-lantern; Mama wants a pie. Here's how to pick and preserve the perfect pumpkins for your fall festivities. ... More

Fall Family Gardens

Fall has arrived, and the kids are back in school. What better time to provide your children or grandchildren with a lesson in edible fall... More

Following the Sun

At this time of year, sunflowers are at their most glorious, crowning gardens with colors ranging from pale yellow to red, bronze, burgundy, chestnut, mahogany,... More

Notes from the Field

Anyone with a green thumb knows that mulching your beds is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy garden. An eco-friendly (and... More

Build a Classic Border Fence

This decorative garden element constructed from treated lumber can serve as a handsome backdrop for a flower border, a trellis for vining plants like honeysuckle... More

Everlasting Flowers

Flowers are out in force in late summer and fall, and this is the perfect time to preserve some of that color and beauty to... More

A Fish Tale

As we all walked up the dock toward shore, a young man of 11 or 12 sat on the opposite side of the dock from... More

Growing Sweet Melons

August is a sweet time for melon lovers. Be sure to get the most out of your melons with these helpful tips. ... More

Making a Splash with Herbs

This time of year, the garden is bursting with pungent herbs: basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, and savory. Take advantage of the abundance to make flavorful... More

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