Tag Archives: Gardening Blog

All articles from the Horticulture “Guest Blog.”

Best Gardening Blog ~Growing with Plants

Ice and snow, freezing temperatures; it’s enough to make a gardener cry “Uncle!”  One of the best escapes from the winter doldrums is reading garden blogs.  That’s what I was doing last night as the freezing rain tapped against my …

The Catalog Conundrum

Adventures of a Landless Gardener: The Catalog Conundrum Is something missing from your afternoons as of late? Do you have the sensation that something should be arriving, but you just can’t figure out what it is? Do you feel the …

Death to Honeysuckle

Amur honeysuckle, AKA Lonicera maackii. Oh how I loathe this invasive plant. This tall, arching shrub leafs out earlier than most and then hangs onto its leaves well into the fall and early winter. As a result, spring ephemerals and other natives and desirable non-natives are shaded out.

Green Wednesday

Adventures of a Landless Gardener: Wednesdays Leave Me Feeling a Bit Green I wish I could say Wednesday is my day to dig in the soil and tend the gardens. Unfortunately, Wednesdays leave me a bit green with envy. I …

Gardens in Stone

Gardens inspire artists in all media. From wallpaper to ceramic tiles, from fabrics to oil paintings, gardens and plants are everywhere—including stone work. It is the garden depicted in stone that I am most drawn to.

Five Reasons to “Go Organic”

FOR HUMAN HEALTH (and pets too!): Countless studies have linked conventional chemical gardening pesticides and fertilizers to cancer, reproductive and neurological damage.  Organic fertilizers and pest control products are safe for both pets and humans, most of which are derived …

Why Organics?

“The earth neither grows old or wears out if it is dunged (composted).” Columella, circa 45. A.D. The term “organic” should conjure thoughts of not only living a healthier lifestyle through diet, but also bring forth the idea of a …

Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

A “very easy pickle recipe” from reader Jeanne Marsh in Hanover, PA. Enjoy! Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles 1 or 2 cucumbers (3 cups sliced) ¾ c Sliced onion 1 c sugar (Jeanne uses ¾ c) ½ c white vinegar …