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Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Are you going a little stir crazy? I am and living in mid-Missouri, one never knows when spring will actually arrive. It should be March 20 but last year, spring was late by almost two months so I have decided to slow down my daily countdown, just in case.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 5:33 PM

A January 2015 scientific study has concluded well-meaning people may actually be killing monarch butterflies instead of saving them.

Updated Feb 13, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Bees really should replace Valentine’s Day cherubs. Bees are among a number of birds, bats, beetles and butterflies that, as pollinators, provide nature’s match-making services.

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

The following are emails from Gardening to Distraction readers, including this one concerning my honeybees.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM

My neighbor, Alysson, was looking for lemons last weekend. As I fed her dogs their treats, Alysson said she was going to make lemon bars, a dessert I usually consider a summer treat. Luckily for Alysson, my little Meyer lemon tree had just finished...

Updated Jan 16, 2015 at 7:57 PM

I lost my little feathered buddy last week. The blue-headed Amazon parrot that had grown up with us died suddenly. She was 58 years old.

Updated Jan 9, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Whether honeybee hives should be insulated over winter is an issue of continued debate among beekeepers. Some beekeepers will proudly talk about their “survivor” stock, honeybees that made it through bad winters without any help from...

Updated Jan 2, 2015 at 8:02 PM

National holidays help me to remember key gardening chores. Here’s my 2015 calendar for the basics:

Updated Dec 26, 2014 at 12:38 PM

One year, all my mother wanted for Christmas was a waffle iron. As champion weekly pancake makers, specializing in our own recipes and poured pancake designs — mine were a train and a cat — we children were a bit intrigued at how she...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Did you miss it? Can you pronounce it? National Poinsettia - point-SET-tee-ah - Day was Dec. 12, the anniversary of the death of the man for whom these Mexican trees were named.

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rummaging through cabinets in my utility room, I found a plastic bucket of honey I had forgotten I even had. Talk about finding gold!

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