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    Beautiful Berries for Winter Interest

    Winter walks are a great way to beat cabin fever and see plants from a different perspective. You might even discover something new while you’re on a walk! On a…

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    Fruit Trees and Berries for the Mountain States | Regional Report

    Apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, and pears add edible interest when planted right into your flower borders. For the typical suburban garden, I highly recommend semi-dwarf or dwarf trees. In my…

  • Article

    Fall Favorites

    Fall is probably my favorite time in the garden. It's got cooler weather, the rich abundance of harvest time, and the blooms of so many wonderful plants coming into their…

  • Article

    Summer Fruits: From Salads to Shortcakes

    When I eat a dead-ripe peach, it is usually over the sink with the juice dripping down my chin and hands. When I am feeling more civilized, I do enjoy…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Fruiting Shrubs are Easy to Grow

    Gardeners can’t live by vegetables alone; we need fruit, too. Shrubs that produce small fruits are easy to grow and provide many benefits. Here are two of my favorites.

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    Growers and Gardeners Networking

    Recently my local farmers' market had a fundraiser at a nearby farm and it was fun and educational to visit with the friends and supporters of the market and the…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Build Your Berry (Own) Box

    This berry box is simple, sturdy and versatile; and will keep fragile berries from being damaged during harvest.

  • How-To

    Pruning Red Raspberries

    A hard late-winter thinning is the secret to healthier plants and bigger, sweeter berries

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Plants that Taste as Good as they Look

    From ground covers to trees, these fruit-bearing plants merit a place in your ornamental garden

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    Evergreen Hollies

    From pyramidal trees to tidy shrubs, these plants have a multitude of garden uses