Herb Gardening 101 | Growing Herbs in Your Garden

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As a garden enthusiast, I love growing all types of plants, but the plants that give me the most joy are herbs. It is astounding how many varieties there are and the many qualities they have and benefits they provide: i.e. culinary, medicinal and ornamental.  For that reason, I think…

Little Fingers: Children In The Garden

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Spring has finally arrived and the long awaited anticipation of heading outdoors to start gardening has come to an end. All gardeners, both old and young, are currently jump-starting what they hope to be a bountiful, fun and educational garden experience in the seasons to come. Each year, more children…

The 5 Best Springtime Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden

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Asparagus – This hardy perennial provides an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Selenium,  Niacin, Manganese, Potassium, Protein, Phosphorus, Zinc, Thiamin, Copper, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Riboflavin and Magnesium. Asparagus should be started from 1 year old crowns and planted in nutrient…

How To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

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Greetings everyone…Spring has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a long wait before I can actually harden off my plants, and I am eagerly awaiting that day! This year, I will be adding more perennial flowering plants to entice hummingbirds to visit my garden (such as…

Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space with a White or Moonlight Garden

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? As a garden designer and enthusiast,  it has a long standing dream to create my very own white/moonlight garden featuring a few garden favorites such as jasmine, camellia, gardenia and roses. I envisioned walking through the garden at midnight and feeling dewy grass underneath my bare feet. During the…

Corkscrew Hazel

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? Photo By: Schnobby – https://commons.wikimedia.org As a garden designer I find that creating a main and unusual focal plant in any garden enhances it charm and invites a welcoming interest. In particular, a shrub such as Corkscrew Hazel would be spectacular if included in a whimsical or fairy garden…

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardening Enthusiasts — Garden Variety

With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season officially upon us, here are ten inspired gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Garda Dibble – The Seed Planting Gardening Tool $19.99 Ideal for small urban gardens, suburban plots, raised beds, containers, square-foot patches, and even salad tables, the Garda Dibble™ lets you quickly make […]…

Garlic O’Plenty | A Quick Guide to Garlic for the Garden

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Hardneck Garlic – (Allium sativum ophioscorodon) Harneck garlic is one of two categories of garlic (the other is softneck) and is recommended for northern climates due to its need for a long dormant period, which ensures hardy bulbs and better flavor. The bulbs of hardneck garlic generally produce 4-12 cloves…

Five Shrubs For Your Winter Garden

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(Photo by Pixabay.com) For gardeners like me who live in a cold climate, the thought of the upcoming winter season can feel you with apprehension or dread. Winters here in New York state are brutal and long. The snow-covered landscape is barren and devoid of color. However, with prudent planing,…