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Playing in the Dirt

David’s blog told us about composting – such a useful pastime in the winter months. It keeps us active in the garden, provides us with a valuable asset come spring, and allows us to participate in the earth’s life cycles even while the garden lies dormant. I don’t know about you, but I thought I’d like to read about soil. I loved playing in the more »

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And the Winners Are . . .

May Dreams Gardens has announced the winners of their book giveaway contest for What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?). Three lucky gardeners will receive a free copy of our book. That’s a good thing!

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Compost, aka Black Gold

It’s late autumn and Halloween jack-o-lanterns sag and melt away in forgotten corners of the yard along with left-over dead cornstalks. The ghosts of last summer’s bounty linger in flower beds and vegetable gardens. The bright leaves of maple and oak that covered the ground earlier in the season are brown and soggy. As every gardener knows, a garden generates waste. The outer leaves of more »

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Earth Food

David has been talking about Storing Summer Bulbs. It got me thinking about all the things we who live in cold climates do to prepare for winter. As gardeners we store bulbs, corms, tubers, and tuberous roots. These plant structures store the net photosynthate that the plant produced during the growing season. Which means: plants store food to survive the winter and grow again in more »

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Book Giveaway Contest

Be one of three lucky people to win a free copy of “What’s Wrong With My Plant (And How Do I Fix It)?” Carol, on her blog May Dreams Gardens, initiated the contest and will select the winners. Just click on the link to go to her blog site. To enter the contest all you have to do is describe a plant problem you have more »

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Breaking News

We just learned that our book is available as of today at Timber Press in the New Books section and it continues to garner rave reviews all across the country.

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Storing Summer Flowering Bulbs

Glorious flowering bulbs of summer can light up your garden all through the warm summer months. Some, like tuberous begonias and dahlias, bloom all summer long. Others, like gladiolus, cannas, and crocosmia, have a more definite and shorter season of bloom. All are among the most flamboyant of summer flowers. They come in a brilliant rainbow of colors, many provide much needed height, and all more »

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Book Review

Lots of people are talking and blogging about our book and creating quite a buzz. We are pleased to report yet another book review about our book from Our Little Acre. It’s great to see how folks are enjoying being detectives and using the flow charts to figure out what’s wrong with their plants. Terrific. Everybody says this is one book you can’t live without more »

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The Promise of Spring

David has already addressed the in’s and out’s of spring-blooming bulbs – those harbingers of bounty from the earth – and given us some great tips about selecting and planting them, but right now it’s fall, and autumn always has funereal overtones for me. The weather gets cranky. Clouds hide the sun and darken my days. The temperatures drop, and I shiver all too often.  more »

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Another Review

We just received another review of our book by Chani West-Foyle posted on Timber Press Talks the blog of Timber Press. The review is delightful and fun, well worth checking it out. Click on Review to follow the link and read it for yourself.

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