PRAIRIE FARE Try More Cruciferous Veggies
Brussels sprouts are neat. They look like little brains, my husband said to my son and daughter, who were about 9 and 6 at the time.
I think he was hoping to entice them. Gross food sometimes appea... Posted on 10/4/13 at 3:54 PM
REALLY EATING: FINDING REAL FOOD IN THE VALLEY A Sunday full of "real food"
It's been a while since I spent much time focused on "real food." We're still eating a lot of real food, but it's been mainly grilled meat with grilled vegetables from the garden, or lunches that I've... Posted on 9/22/13 at 8:16 PM
THE NEW FORTY The intermittent gardener...
On days when the temperatures are tolerable I do marathon sessions in my garden. I typically tell myself that I will just be out there for two hours and six hours later when I wander back inside I won... Posted on 8/24/13 at 3:54 PM
Q I purchased a brand name potting soil, complete with nutrients, and transplanted my beloved Boston fern. When I watered it, the water floated on top of the soil and spilled over the edge of the pot. Next, I went to a hardware store and bought a cheap bag of dirt. Later I noticed flying insects in my house and in the open bag of soil. Meanwhile, my fern died. Why is finding qualify potting soil so difficult?
I can guarantee a Valentine’s Day gift that will be more unique than diamonds or chocolates. Preparing a meal for your sweetheart is high on the romance list, but a gentleman presenting his lady with a flower arrangement that he personally constructed will be a one-in-a-million expression.
Because I enjoy promoting all things horticultural, I was taken aback when a national news story claimed the walls are caving in on my life’s vocation. But I dispute the report that horticulture is on its deathbed, and I will use McDonald’s French fries to explain why.
I’ll tell you a little secret if you promise not to laugh. Before I studied horticulture I didn’t know the difference among evergreens, spruce, pines or conifers. Before you skip today’s column thinking it’s an academic dissertation on the intricacies of coniferous species, let me explain the importance.
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