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Garlic O’Plenty | A Quick Guide to Garlic for the Garden

Hardneck Garlic – (Allium sativum ophioscorodon) Harneck garlic is one of two categories of garlic (the other is softneck) and is recommended for northern climates due to its need for a long dormant period, which ensures hardy bulbs and better … Continue reading

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Five Shrubs For Your Winter Garden

(Photo by Pixabay.com) For gardeners like me who live in a cold climate, the thought of the upcoming winter season can feel you with apprehension or dread. Winters here in New York state are brutal and long. The snow-covered landscape … Continue reading

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Making Fragrant Potpourris

During this year’s growing season, I have been actively drying and saving various flowers and foliage to create garden crafts for the holidays. One craft in particular that I truly love is making garden potpourri. I craft several different types … Continue reading

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Fall Gardening

In my home garden, I recently finished sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings for the Fall growing season. I truly enjoy the freshness and quality of Fall’s seasonable vegetables and fruit. I am looking forward to the abundance of nutritious stocks I … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Tomatoes….

As the end of summer approaches and the first frost looms not far behind, I usually began to get a bit anxious about harvesting and preserving my summer vegetables. In particular, homegrown, ripe tomatoes. I truly love tomatoes and have … Continue reading

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Fallen Fruit…..

(Revised from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings) Greetings fellow gardeners! We are experiencing great weather in my area, so I am writing this post on my laptop, in a shady part of my garden. It is so … Continue reading

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My Japanese Knotweed Nightmare….

Re-adapted from my sister blog: Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings Greetings my fellow gardeners. Thirteen years ago I purchased a beautiful old home with a tiny yard full of miscellaneous shrubs and unusual mystery plants.  I had lovely thoughts of … Continue reading

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