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Posted Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM

As I was waiting for the Sullivan mobile locksmith to show up, I spotted something that looked vaguely familiar. For $1, I could buy two pots of yellow-blooming purslane, which I have seen people in mid-Missouri identify as a weed. Easy to do since it grows almost everywhere including sidewalk cracks, in my deck pots; almost anywhere there is soil, and bad soil, at that.

Posted Aug 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Not sure I have the brightest tomato plants growing in pots on my deck. A recent check of the caterpillar-munching to plant leaf ratio suggests my tomatoes don’t care if hornworm caterpillars defoliate them. But then I may be wrong.

Posted Aug 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Fellow beekeepers were talking about ordering queen bees through the mail so I decided to give it a try.

Posted Aug 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Since my hillside garden is growing cucumbers galore this year, I decided to try a couple of new recipes — something with less sugar than I remember my mother's recipe using, and more color besides the food coloring my younger brothers would...

Updated Jul 30, 2014 at 7:32 PM

One of the reasons I know August is around the corner is because "naked ladies" are popping up around town, and in my hillside garden.

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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