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Spring has Sprung

SPRING HAS SPRUNG and clocks have too, but did we even have winter this year?! It has definitely been a warm one, so my gardening advice is a little different this April. This year, take the time to trim and...

Just a Simple Little Tale of Green

ONE PLANT THAT emerges in the spring has an ancient heritage and folklore that totally surrounds it. What do I refer to? Why, the simple clover, of course! Most of us today probably look at a patch of clover and...

A Party in the Garden

“THROW ME SOMETHIN’ MISTER!” How many times do we think or hear that phrase this month? Let’s apply it to the garden and see what we come up with. How about, “Throw me some clippings!” This is a good one,...

New Beginnings

WRITTEN BY LISA RIBBECK LYONS JANUARY ALWAYS REMINDS us that an ending brings a new beginning. What a special gift that can be for each of us!! A new beginning means we can change our hair color, redecorate the house,...

May, I Celebrate!

TRULY A MONTH of celebration for all of nature, May is green and full of blooms. Whether you are attending a graduation, a party for Mother’s Day or the crowning of the May Queen—this is the moment to let the...

Is Life a Bed of Roses?

WHOEVER DESCRIBED LIFE that way probably had lived a very full life! Now you may think, “Ouch, who would want to lay down on a rose bush?” My first thought, too! But who does not enjoy the lovely blooms that...

To Seed or Not to Seed?

THAT IS THE QUESTION! Why wait until Easter to get things started in the garden? If you have a sunny windowsill or space under a nice warm lamp, you can begin your spring garden beds right indoors! Seed packets are...

Do Flowers Speak?

WHY DO WE send red roses on Valentine’s Day? Your first thought was likely, “Because we always have!” Actually, this tradition started in ancient times and didn’t occur just on this February holiday. Flowers have their own special language and...

Decoration Dilemma

The holidays are gone, but don’t throw away those living decorations! Maybe you were gifted a Christmas cactus or Hawaiian Christmas tree and who didn’t buy a poinsettia or two? The leaves are wilted, the flowers may be gone but,...