Category: In the Garden

Garden Apps

If you have a smartphone, then you are aware that the number of apps available is astounding, and indeed, no matter what you search, you’ll likely find that “There’s an app for that!” Thankfully,...

Rx for Cold Damaged Plants

As temperatures dip down to freezing and below freezing, plants that are not acclimated will die back to the ground or ultimately die. Most tropical plants do not like drafts and thermometer...

What is it? Wednesday

Bean Leafroller (caterpillar), Urbanus proteus Urbanus proteus is a skipper in the family, Hesperiidae. Adult skippers typically have hooked antennae and quick, skipping flight. Caterpillars of...

Holiday Table Centerpiece

This year, more than ever, holiday traditions are important. One of my favorite traditions is making a centerpiece for my dining room table. Usually, this is a project I share with my grandchildren...

Creative Ideas for Holiday Decorating

Using freshly cut foliage for holiday decorations has been a family tradition for generations. Instead of using artificial greenery, brighten the holiday season by walking around your garden and...

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris) is a colorful and easy-to-grow leafy green. It is the same species as beet, but without the swollen root, and shares the same earthy flavor. The ruffled leaves have...

What is it? Wednesday

Imported Cabbageworm, Pieris rapae Identification: Velvety, green to bluish-green caterpillar with a narrow yellow dorsal line and a broken yellow line or spots running down each side. Life cycle:...

Colonial Inspired Apple Candle Holder

Decorating the house with fresh greenery and fruit is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. They are used to represent...

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