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Spring Forward 2016

Spring Forward 2016 is our event to celebrate the gardening community. We invite you to join us, Saturday, March 12, 2016 for an afternoon of fellowship, education and socializing. 93 more words

Things To Do

oh...alright already!

I’ve never been a fan of liriope. I get so tired of seeing it everywhere—planted in straight, boring rows along sidewalks and as edging around flower beds. 702 more words

The Practical Gardener

sowing spring

My gardening friends and I got together about ten days ago for a seed-starting party. Instead of using peat pots, we made containers out of newspapers. 151 more words

The Practical Gardener

RIP Marinette...update

Well, the two roses in the front garden are now in the trash bin. One of them was my very favorite rose, Abraham Darby, which I’d had for probably 15 years. 235 more words


RIP Marinette...and Teasing Georgia...and Gruss an Aachen...

I feel like I’ve just been to a funeral. In reality, I’ve just ripped out eleven rosebushes in my back garden because they were showing signs of rose rosette disease. 622 more words


to the aspiring gardener...

So you finally have a home with a little bit (or a lot!) of dirt just waiting to be turned into billowing flower borders full of riotous color.  846 more words


hot gardening

If you’re worried about how to keep your garden from wilting in the heat, read on for a few suggestions that should make it a little easier, even in the dog days of summer…. 638 more words