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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

Planting Fall Crops

Even in July, there is still time to plant many vegetables for a fall harvest. And, if certain tender vegetables have failed, you may still... More

Butterfly Gardens

It’s been said that you can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass,... More

Cut Flower Care

Brightening your home with beautiful bouquets is one of the perks of flower gardening, and there are techniques for cutting and preserving flowers so they... More

Sweet Smell in the Country

Who doesn’t love lavender? The spiky, flowering Mediterranean native of the mint family has it all: fragrance, form, flavor, and medicinal value.... More

Notes from the Field

Host a Corn Roast! Spark a little magic among neighbors with an old-fashioned corn roast. Whether planning a barefoot affair or something more stylish, here... More

Rose Care in Summer

To enjoy their beauty and scent for the longest time possible, roses require special care. But you can’t just rely on the sun and the... More

Edible Flowers

Flowers can be tossed in salads, sauteed with vegetables, fried in fritters, combined with soft butter or cream cheese as a spread, and even frozen... More

Gardening in June

June is the month that brings bugs out in full force and sets off the annual gardener’s battle waged against insects, disease, and wildlife. Here... More

A Retirement Acreage That Makes Sense

Each breath of lavender fills the atmosphere. The inventory of sachet’s, soaps, linen sprays, lotions, teas, wreaths, and colognes brings a refreshing brace of aroma... More

Strawberry Harvest

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did,” William Allen Butler said of strawberries. As these luscious fruits of late... More

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