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Sure Signs of Spring

Sure Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air… although Mother Nature has certainly been teasing us! In my Maryland zone 7 garden, we had a fairly mild winter with much less precipitation than we have had in many years...

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Finding Delight in a Cold and Soggy Spring

Finding Delight in a Cold and Soggy Spring

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Usually in Maryland as Memorial Day approaches, I have pretty much put in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and basil, temps are in the 70s and 80s and I'm wearing summer clothes. Not so this spring! It has been rainy and downright cold--my peppers and tomatoes are out there in a pout--and I'm wearing long sleeves, hoodie, socks and boots! What is spring like in your garden?

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How to Grow Cabbage Creatively

How to Grow Cabbage Creatively

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Think cabbage is just for growing in big gardens? Think again. Cabbage plants can a new dimension to ornamental plantings.

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Preparing for the Magic of Spring

Preparing for the Magic of Spring

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Spring is almost here, and with it comes the promise of fresh fruits and vegetables and beautiful blooms. As any gardener can tell you, there's a kind of magic in working with the land to produce...

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3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

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The most welcome sight in my spring garden are the first perennial herbs to pop up and add some green to the bleak late winter scene. These three make for reliable container gardens.

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New Roxanne Radish Certainly is a Winner

New 'Roxanne' Radish Certainly is a Winner

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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.

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Plant an Early Spring Container Garden

Plant an Early Spring Container Garden

The harvest for tasty greens and ripe radishes is only a few weeks away if you plant containers of some of the fastest growing edibles around.

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Winters Passing

Winter's Passing

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Today is the last day of February--gardeners take heart and prepare for spring! Although it might not seem like it with these frigid temperatures and snow and sleet still in the forecast--it will happen. Be sure to still feed our fine feathered friends in this weather! March brings all sorts of spring and green celebrations from the full worm moon, daylight saving time, St. Patrick's Day and the vernal equinox--hallelujah!

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Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden

Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden

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When the vegetable garden is covered by a thick, fluffy blanket of snow, the blank slate gives gardeners a chance to think. And rethink. Here are four vegetable gardening ideas to consider for your garden this spring.

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Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

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Fruity Spread for Toast & Biscuits

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Three Easy Ideas for Spring Planting

Three Easy Ideas for Spring Planting

You don’t want to miss a whole season of gardening do you? Here are three easy ways to get a start on your spring planting today.

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Time for Spring Planting

Time for Spring Planting

If you’ve never planted a spring garden, it’s time to get growing. Now’s the time to start sprinkling seeds like lettuces, spinach, chard and more.

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Spring Pleasures

Spring Pleasures

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Spring has sprung and there are many chores for the gardener. However, I find that there are as many delights, if not more, that outweigh the work. See some of the plants sprouting in my garden, and what I am transplanting.

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Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

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Here in the Ozarks,and in many places across the country, spring is bursting out all over--and this week we celebrated the vernal equinox--when night and day are the same length. And then Mother Nature decided to let us know who is in charge and dropped a blanket of snow over the earth.

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Dos and Donts of Seed Swapping

Do's and Don'ts of Seed Swapping

It is a great time of year to start getting your seeds together and begin planning out your garden. I say seeds, because we all know how expensive plants are, so starting your own plants from seed is...

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Spring is Nearly Here

Spring is Nearly Here

Here I am blogging from the road--and spring is popping out all over--well at least in the southern part of the country. We gardeners are getting ready for the next growing season with great anticipation.

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Spring Forward

Spring Forward

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This weekend starts Daylight Saving Time throughout most of the United States. We will set our clocks forward an hour—springing forward. When we awake in the morning it might still be dark for some of us early-morning risers; that part might be challenging for a little while. However, we will have an extra hour of light at the end of the day, which makes most of us gardening types haapppyyy!

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Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

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Four seasons of vegetable gardening sounds like a gardener’s dream come true. Niki Jabbour proves it’s possible in her new book, “The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener.”

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Its May, Its May, the Merry Month of May!

It's May, It's May, the Merry Month of May!

Hurray it is May and Spring is bustin' out all over--wherever you live! In my zone 7 garden, our last frost-free date is May 15, however I wait a little longer to put out the tender annuals like basil, chiles and tomatoes. See what is happening now!

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Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the Air!

Finally, the air has the sweet promising scent of spring and the harbingers are popping out and blooming. What are the signs of spring in your garden? Here are some of mine.

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