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Kitchen Garden: Planting in Galvanized Containers

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  Growing a vegetable garden in recycled containers is all the rage, but are there risks? I was reminded of this looming question when a friend asked if she needed to line her watering trough...

Healthy Living: 3 Chai Tea Recipes for Any Season

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  A hot drink of something is always good no matter the season. Tea is no exception, particularly tea laden with healing herbs. In fact, it's amazing to think the right blend can aid the...

5 Spring Foraging Forays

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  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it's time to bloom. At least I'd like to think that's the...

The Truth About Turnips: Recipes & Growing Tips

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  Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members, mizuna, bok choy, Napa cabbage and tatsoi along with a handful of others. All share the same scientific name, Brassica rapa, which means...

What to Plant: Planning for Spring

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  Like you, I have a list of plants that already have dibs in the garden this coming season. They’re the plants that either out-performed the others, producing amazing blooms or impressive yields, or simply...

A Local Nursery: Shelburne Vermont

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  Just last week, I was driving down a country lane in Shelburne, Vermont when I found this little nursery -- tucked away from the road and otherwise understated except for the profusion of wreaths...

How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

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Make your own grapevine wreath using just a handful of vines. This is one of my favorite projects because cuttings from the garden can be recycled to make something new -- breathing fresh life...

The Gift of Trees

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  It's no mystery that, as people, we're compelled by trees or that, as children, we're obliged to climb them. You could say it's part of our DNA. A quick look through history and across...

Tips for Selecting Soil at Your Garden Center

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  Selecting compost or planting mix can feel like gambling. You know soil is the heart of your garden, that what you grow and how it grows is directly linked to the quality of what...

Pacific Northwest Flower Revivial

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  It was a grey, rainy weekend in October when I stumbled upon this West Seattle farmer's market. It was honestly mind boggling to think of the growing power behind all these blooms, let alone how...
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