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Beyond Beauty: Native Plants and the Food Web
The monarch butterfly is a magnificent creature whose lifecycle, over the course of 3-4 annual generations, crosses from Mexico throughout the eastern United States. Three generations a year feed and reproduce in temperate climates with the fourth generation...
Posted: 3/6/2014 10:55 AM
Here Comes the Sun
February 25, 1943 George Harrison, the creator of Here Comes the Sun, was born. Did you know he wrote that song in Eric Clapton’s garden? Did you know he dedicated his memoir, I, Me Mine to “gardeners everywhere”? Did you know he was an avid gardener...
Posted: 2/27/2014 1:31 PM
Grow your Own Mushrooms!
The prospect of growing your own mushrooms at home can be a bit daunting with all the varieties of mushrooms and methods of cultivation. Not to mention the copious amounts of information out there on the web (a fairly ironic statement I suppose). How...
Posted: 2/21/2014 1:59 PM
Nature’s Love Notes
by Mary Dudley, Youth Education Coordinator Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a short walk in the garden will reveal signs of nature’s love notes! The promise of spring can be found in the ripening buds on the trees, the sap will soon flow...
Posted: 1/30/2014 1:03 PM
Kitchen Botany
We are so fortunate in this modern era to have access to fresh produce all year long. As our gardens rest and the weather brings us indoors it’s the perfect time to enjoy some Kitchen Botany! What is Kitchen Botany? It’s the simple act of exploring the...
Posted: 1/13/2014 9:32 AM
Protect the Ones You Love: 4 Methods for Winter Plant Protection
Next week temperatures are forecasted to sink well below zero degrees Fahrenheit (possible -12 to -15), something that has not happened in the region in quite a while. The region resides in USDA Zone 6, with average lowest temperatures between zero and...
Posted: 1/3/2014 12:32 PM
Winter Greens Ward Off Winter Blues
The act of bringing evergreen boughs into homes for the holidays predates Christmas and can be linked directly to the human desire to witness life even in the dead of winter. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Druids all brought evergreen boughs into their...
Posted: 12/3/2013 10:36 AM
Crafty Gardens
Author: Mary Dudley, Youth Education Coordinator As we start to wind down the season of weeding and watering, I find myself searching for interesting plant parts I can use for holiday decorations. When planting items in the spring I rarely consider winter...
Posted: 11/18/2013 3:16 PM
Who Doesn’t Like a Good Treasure Hunt?
How did your potatoes perform this year? I grew mine in towers formed from chicken wire and filled with straw on the edges of the cage and soil in the center. It seemed that I would just add soil and straw and seed potato and seemingly overnight I’d have...
Posted: 10/28/2013 11:47 AM
Yikes! Freeze Warning! Save the Rosemary!
It was still warm and sunny on Sunday when I checked the week’s forecast and saw “FREEZE ADVISORY” for Thursday night, so I cut loads of Rosemary to dry for the winter. My two plants went nuts this summer, having successfully survived last winter because...
Posted: 10/25/2013 11:19 AM
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