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Rosemary & Lavender: Hardy Herbs that Often Survive our Winters – and Spice Up or Calm Down the Gardener or Cook

Here in the midst of winter we invite you to learn more about rosemary and lavender – their backgrounds, growth habits, and needs; their culinary, fragrance, and medicinal uses. Both herbs are ingredients for food or drink served as “tastes” at our annual AutumnFest celebration in mid-September. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: Color and Texture Sustain the Winter Garden

One of a series of occasional essays by Christa Watters. Extension Master Gardener Color and Texture Sustain the Winter Garden It’s not all bleak out there, not even in our gardens. If we’ve planted wisely and well, plant life continues … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: A Venture in Guerrilla Gardening

Not all gardeners have big plots. So sometimes we just exploit what’s nearby. It’s a bit iffy, but taking a little risk and adding a dollop of luck and patience, some digging and weeding and a mix of bought and donated plants can pay off. Witness the former parking lot island near my town house. It used to be a dog- and sun-seared plot of weedy grass that never looked good after the first green flush of spring. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening: Why We Garden

Heeding the call to garden in an environmentally sound manner is a worthy objective. Continue reading

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