THE LOST ITALIAN North Dakota Prairie Fire Pottery: Beautiful & Inspiring
In the summer of 2012, Tony, Giovanni and I launched a family quest to discover North Dakota and we called this mission "Lost on the Prairie." We spent every weekend exploring different parts of Nor... Posted on 10/1/13 at 12:04 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 2:54 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Garden Up Date, Needs a Lawnmower
I have placed a few of my sons garden pictures on here. He is a first year garden and has gardens in 3 locations. This picture looks like it needs a lawn mover. The carrots and radishes died. ... Posted on 7/6/13 at 4:51 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS A hydroponic greenhouse.
I think I have figured out how to beat the aging process. As I see it, the key is to elevate all of your work to a height equal to your kitchen counter. I have used this guide in almost everyt... Posted on 7/5/13 at 6:21 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Pun in the Garden!
I spent a good deal of this beautiful summer day out in my yard and garden. Besides being a balm for my mental health, the sun has also been bringing all of my plants along very nicely. Lettuce take... Posted on 7/3/13 at 5:20 PM
The intricacies of plant patenting came home for me this past year with a shipment of strawberry plants. Strawberry plants send out runners, thin stems on the ends of which new plants form, which themselves take root and bear fruits and send out more runners.
Lee Reich, Associated Press
, December 27, 2012
The decorative “trees” – with colored glass bottles for “branches” – are a tradition in the rural South and the Caribbean. But now they’re becoming a popular garden ornament in northern climes, as well as the subject of a forthcoming book and a recent front-page story in the Wall Street Journal.
“Bottle trees are the modern pink flamingo,” garden author Felder Rushing told the Journal.
Kim Palmer, McClatchy Newspapers
, December 11, 2011
Q: We have a tall Norway spruce in our front yard. It’s a great tree, but during the past couple of months, it has been shedding newer growth. We were told it was squirrels, but we haven’t seen much squirrel activity in the tree. Could the tree just be old? I would really like to keep the tree if possible.
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