THE DIRT The remains of the squash
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We belong to a CSA (short for Community Supported Agriculture), Bluebird Gardens. As a part of our membership ... Posted on 2/8/13 at 10:00 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Purple and yellow
Purple and yellow are blooming.. We went for a drive on Sunday, the heavy aroma of flowers filled the air. The bees were buzzing. The intoxicating smell of lilies mixed with the smell of ro... Posted on 7/26/11 at 6:06 AM
NASCAR DAD Year of the Rabbit in the Greenway
Rabbits are invading gardens in GF from the Greenway explosion. Varmints are eating gardens, flowers, shrubs, trees , and pollution, spreading rabies etc. We need more dogs, owls, hawks, foxes and gen... Posted on 7/26/09 at 4:19 PM
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season. If you would like an opportunity to give back to your community, consider this fun, affordable option: “Plant an Extra Row.”
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is, “Why do I want a garden?” Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won’t grow, but hostas and ferns would. Perhaps you have fond memories of your grandmother’s cottage garden, full of color and texture. You might be hoping to reduce your food bill by producing some of your own fresh fruits and vegetables.
Robin Trott, U of M Extension educator
, February 15, 2012
I have had many questions this week regarding planting gardens around trees. The deep shade under many trees prohibits grass from growing, leaving unsightly bare patches and exposed roots. Many of you prefer something other than this “eyesore,” and hope to plant shade plants where grass won’t grow.
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