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Attracting Birds Starts With Fresh Water

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In the summer, when food supplies are abundant, what birds need most is fresh, safe-to-access water for drinking and bathing. Traditional birdbaths look good in the garden, but are not necessarily the birds’ first choice. In natural settings, birds drink …

Growing Cool-Season Edible

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Cool-Season Crops: • Thrive when daytime temperatures are between 65 – 80 degrees and the nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees. • Many cool-season vegetables can tolerate a light frost. • Plant cool-season seedlings 2 to 4 weeks before the …

Watering the Summer Garden

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Watering in the summer months can be time-consuming and expensive. We have a few tips to help you manage this crucial garden chore.         Garden Beds Mulch Key to conserving water—mulch reduces water loss and keeps the …

6 MORE Deer-Resistant Herbs

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You told us you wanted more deer-resistant herbs and we heard you. Lemon balm Melissa officinalis Herbaceous member of the mint family White to pale pink flowers bloom June-August Attracts honey bees Edible, lemon-scented leaves are used in soup, pasta …

The Micro Tom Tomato

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We love experimenting with new varieties of plants, and get into anything that will prolong the growing season. Here in the Northeast, it is hard to imagine being able to get the flavor of a homegrown tomato in the dead …

Book Review: Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden Style Inspired ideas and practical advice to unleash your garden personality by Rochelle Greayer 324 pages 2014, Timber Press List price:  $35.00, hardcover Fans of Rochelle Greayer’s Studio ‘g’ blog and the gardening newspaper/magazine Pith + Vigor will …

Book Review: A Garden to Dye For

A Garden to Dye For

A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics and Fibers by Chris McLaughlin 160 pages St. Lynn’s Press, 2014 List price: $17.95 As is usually the case with St. Lynn’s …