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More Williamsburg and HSA Conference

More Williamsburg and HSA Conference

On my last blog, I highlighted the Colonial Gardens in Williamsburg, having to limit myself to just 12 images. Here are 12 more with details on the conference, farmers' market, two great books, and a few more herbs.

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 Visit to Williamsburg for HSA Conference

Visit to Williamsburg for HSA Conference

I recently attended and presented at the annual Herb Society of America conference, which took place this year in Colonial Williamsburg. If you haven't visited Williamsburg, Virginia, or been there recently--it is a wonderful place for a getaway or family vacation. There is lots to see and do, many gardens to walk through, it is educational and historic and there are no rides (well except for a horse and buggy)and no plastic. Things there are built out of wood and stone and brick as was done in colonial times.

posted in: Grow, Living, In the Kitchen
Benefits of Container-grown Sandy Lettuce

Benefits of Container-grown Sandy Lettuce

If you're looking for a new lettuce to try this season, why not plant some 'Sandy' lettuce? Despite its name, this All-America Selections winner is tender, sweet and grows exceptionally well in patio containers.

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New Roxanne Radish Certainly is a Winner

New 'Roxanne' Radish Certainly is a Winner

All-America Selections picked a real winner when it selected 'Roxanne' radish for the 2015 season. This hybrid radish offers everything a vegetable gardener could ask for and in record time.

posted in: Grow, In the Kitchen
Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden

Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden

About 90 percent of the insects you see in your garden won’t cause plants any significant harm. Here are organic tips for handling the 10 percent that do.

posted in: Grow, Go Organic
Fickle Spring

Fickle Spring

Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners!

posted in: Grow, Projects, Go Organic
Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals

Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals

While planting the vegetable garden this year, be sure to add a few scented geranium plants. They're as lovely in the garden as they are tasty in garden-fresh recipes.

posted in: Grow, In the Kitchen
10 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees

10 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees

Beyond the pollination, beyond the honey, is the amazing life of the bee colony.

posted in: Grow
Savory, Herb of the Year 2015

Savory, Herb of the Year 2015

The International Herb Association's latest book Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 is hot off the presses. It is time to be planting savory plants or sowing summer savory seed right now! Celebrate this tasty herb.

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