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Mother, May I…?

HOW MANY OF YOU remember that childhood game? Okay, maybe I am dating myself, but I remember playing and taking steps forward and back, hopping like a kangaroo and laughing! Well, May is the perfect time to play that game...
The Doorway to Spring

The Doorway to Spring

Spring arrives in March, but somehow April always seems to be the month we begin to crave that fresh start. The garden begins to really come back to life and the chores begin to loom over us! This is the...
Cloak Your Garden With Color

Cloak Your Garden With Color

WINTER BEGINS TO FADE and our sights are focused on new, fresh designs for spring. As gardeners, we look to the landscape and the bare bones of our garden; these are the mannequins for our garden cloak. Look around and...

Indoor Festivity

FEBRUARY ALWAYS brings lots of festivity—parades, Valentine’s and good food and friends. It’s doubtful you will be spending time in the garden unless it happens to be on a parade route! In order to keep in touch with nature, why...

Recharge the Positive

MOTHER NATURE sets the stage in January for new beginnings. While everyone worries about resolutions, she is in the process of recharging her battery for the coming year. We should all do the same—focus on what we WANT to happen...
Holidays Are Here

Holidays Are Here

Where has 2014 gone? Even though the holiday season is here, there is no holiday in the garden! How is your rake? It should be well worn by now and all the leaves should be stored in your wire compost...
The Reluctant Gardener

The Reluctant Gardener

For many years, I typed Anna Ribbeck’s gardening articles. I never dreamed I would become the one to write them! Unlike my mom and her mom and her grandmother, loving the garden didn’t come naturally for me. I am the...
Remembering Anna Ribbeck

Remembering Anna Ribbeck

During Anna’s twilight days her loving family surrounded her, sharing treasured time, memories and love with their beloved matriarch. One daughter, Lisa, asked her mother to give them a sign once she entered God’s garden that she was okay. During...