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  • How-To

    Building A Raised Bed, Part I

    This video goes over the advantages raised beds offer, as well as what you will need to build one.

  • Design

    Three Garden Structures You Can Build

    Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a…

  • Article

    Season’s Greenings: America’s Gardens at USBG

    As always, the winter holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden is worth seeing. This year the theme was botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine--which made me want to visit…

  • Article

    Winter Solstice Marks the Return of the Light

    Although it seems like winter and cold weather has just begun, the winter solstice kicks of the Yuletide season and the return of the light with the shortest day and…

  • Article

    Gift Ideas for the Gardener

    Why not give the gardeners in your life a useful gift that they will use and appreciate? here are a few ideas for gardeners who like to cook and cooks…

  • Article

    What’s Cooking? Preserving? Fermenting? Infusing?

    Tis the season; Thanksgiving Day officially sets off the holiday season! Today is an over-hyped day referred to as "Black Friday"--something that I am totally not involved in--other than to…

  • Article

    Fire Cider for Health & Well Being

    Recently, I got together with a group of like-minded women to make fire cider. This infusion will keep us and our loved ones healthy during the cold and flu season.…

  • Article

    October 31: All Hallows Eve, Samhain and Day of the Dead

    Today is a day of multiple celebrations: All Hallows Eve, Samhain and Day of the Dead (and Mercury has gone into retrograde for the final time this year—until November 20).

  • Article

    Autumnal Contentment

    It's that time of year--fall-colored leaves are brilliant on the trees as well as covering the earth, the garden is winding down--days and nights are getting cooler. We are supposed…

  • Article

    Elderberry and Fire Cider Elixir

    After I posted the recent blog on fire cider, I received a request for this recipe--so here it is. Hopefully, you froze some elderberries when they were in season, if…

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