It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
I look forward to spring for so many reasons. Everything that has been hibernating under a blanket of snow begins to waken. Fresh, new shoots are popping out of the ground. This article is going to cover two of my favourite spring edibles.
Fiddleheads, one of the first forest delicacies to emerge in the spring. As soon as we started thinking Mothers Day, Dad would pile us kids into his truck and we would scan our favourite swamps, looking for signs of the newly emerging fronds.
Hibiscus moscheutos. These eye-popping beauties are, surprisingly, not well known here. Many people can't believe they can grow here. Believe me when I say, they can, and do!! No special care required.
The Raspberry. Everybody knows Raspberries. Those big, fat, juicy red ones in the garden, or the ones in the stores they want an arm and leg for. Don't forget wild Raspberries the next time you crave them.
Lupinus. This genus of almost 600 species is found worldwide. These members of the Legume family are beautiful additions to any perennial garden. In my opinion, they are one of the most beautiful perennials grown.
Every year, come Valentine's Day, millions of miniature roses can be found in the big box stores. After the holiday is over, thousands are sacrificed to the garbage bin. These mini beauties can be bought now for as little as $0.99 each. Rescue a few today!!
Every year I have people stop and ask where I got the hundreds of annuals in my gardens. They mistakenly believe I must have spent a small fortune, or found a really good sale!! Neither is true. The secret is in the garden all along, waiting.
When you think of a terrarium, I'll bet the first thing that comes to mind are those made from aquariums. Maybe you think of the old Victorian types that need a lot of space. Think again!! You don't need a lot of space or money to have a cute little terrarium.
Birds really aren't very fussy about where they build their nests. Every year I rescue baby birds that have fallen from a poorly designed or placed nest. They get blown down from weak branches and are left at the mercy of the elements. I have decided to put up as many bird houses as possible to keep them safe, hopefully I can inspire others to do the same.
Are weeds taking over your gardens? Do you avoid said gardens because the thought of removing those weeds seems like too daunting a task? Here, hopefully, I'll share some secrets of mine on how to handle those weeds.
Have you ever seen those really cheap used aquariums in yard sales? Ever wondered what they'd be good for? Any plant loving human has dreamed of a terrarium at one time or other. That perfect blend of humidity and warmth, a mini tropical paradise. This article will explain how to create that paradise.
Do you wage a constant war trying to protect your house plants from your cats? Is there a dustpan in every room? Do you hear falling clay pots on a regular basis? This article will examine some of the ways to help keep kitty at bay.
There is nothing more disheartening than planting a whole vegetable garden with new plants just to find them all cut off at ground level the next morning. Here is an easy, inexpensive way to avoid this heartache.
Have you ever come across one particular book that you could never part with? A book that has everything you could ever need in it, that answers every question you might have? Here are two of my favourites.