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    Fall in Nicki’s Garden

    Today we’re in Lake Bluff, Illinois (north of Chicago), visiting Nicki Snoblin’s garden. I am often attracted to pristine garden beds filled with colorful and unblemished flowers and foliage. This…

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    Harvesting Native Southern Plains Fruits

    The Southern Plains is home to several plant species with edible and delicious fruits. Some, such as plums and grapes, receive a lot of attention for their long history of…

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    Wild Rice with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

    We are gearing up for the annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas on the weekend of October 2 to 5. For this…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Garden Seeds, Fruits and Flowers to Watch for Now

    Many garden plants are already setting seed, which come in infinite shapes, sizes and textures. Want to know when to harvest? What to leave and for how long? What to…

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    Regional Picks: Deer-Resistant Plants – Southern California

    While most gardening pests and problems vary greatly depending on region, there is one dilemma that just about all of us have to contend with—deer. There are populations of deer…

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    Za’atar: An Exotic Herb Blend

    Try the recipe below and sprinkle it in or on everything from pita bread to steamed or grilled vegetables, grains, legumes or beans, chicken or fish, eggs, salads, soups and…