Fennel

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    How to Attract Good Bugs to Your Garden

    It happens every spring. First, a few aphids appear on the cold crops. I barely notice. A week later, the aphids have doubled. I start to get concerned. After another…

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    Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors

    I recently did a program at the annual Herb Society of America conference in Madison, Wisconsin thus titled; this is a modified version of the handout. Since we are celebrating…

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    A Garden for Frogs, Toads, Bees, and Butterflies

    Kimberly Hennelly is sharing photos today of her garden and the various nonhuman visitors she welcomes into the space. I wanted to share some photos of the frogs and pollinators…

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    How to Grow Fabulous Fennel

    Fennel is a triple duty plant in the vegetable garden because the fronds, seeds and bulbs can all be used in cooking. Here’s how to make the most of growing…

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    Regional Picks: Plants with the Best Fall Colors – Southern Plains

    1. ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia Name: Abelia × grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ USDA hardiness zones: 6 to 7 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to…

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    Fennel

    In my recent gather-greens-before-the-freeze foray to Sharp Farm, I had the great fortune to harvest some lovely small fennel bulbs, which I prepared and enjoyed. Read more about this high-in-fiber,…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Beyond the Basic Herbs

    “Herbs are weeds.” Because I own a nursery that specializes in this special breed of plants, I’ve heard that phrase come out of the mouths of my customers, friends, family—heck,…

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    Braised Young Vegetables

    Use just-picked veggies and homemade broth to make this dish the best it can be.