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Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Of all of the mints in my herb garden, chocolate mint is the most intriguing.

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

One early morning, I looked out my dining room window to see a new, all-red bird sitting on a nearby tree limb.

Posted Jun 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Plants, even low maintenance ones, benefit from being planted in favorite soil conditions and that includes knowing how much, and when, to fertilize. Second to pesticide use, most homeowners over-fertilize, which can be worse than too little.

Posted Jun 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Wouldn’t you know it, the year I plant a dozen blackberries, raspberries and elderberries, there is a new invasive fruit fly destroying their fruit.

Posted Jun 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Finding the first ripe strawberries in my garden inspires me to think about cleaning out the freezer to store extra bounty for winter treats. Huge assumption, really, because there rarely is any, even without my brother around.

Updated May 30, 2014 at 7:46 PM

We may be accustomed to planting chrysanthemums in fall but that is not the best time to get them started. Chrysanthemums, like most plants, benefit from a full growing season by planting them in spring.

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