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A PASSION FOR PEONIES

This blog is dedicated to my beloved mom, Miss Thellie, who embued me with my love of peonies. Peonies are beautiful flowering plants that deserve a place in every garden. Many varieties make marvelous cut flowers; for sheer splendor in the vase, they are really hard to beat. How can you go wrong with ‘Cora

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS….. MAKE A LEMON LOAF

One of the great joys of gardening is harvesting the crop. Lemons are no exception. And while home-made lemonade is lovely, my Lemon Madeira Loaf is a marvelous showcase for fresh lemons off the tree. Using both lemon juice and the zest of the lemon, this is my ‘go-to recipe’ when I need to whip

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WHAT SIZE CONTAINER DO I NEED?

The good news is that almost all vegetables and herbs, and many fruit, can be grown in containers. No matter what type of container you select – terracotta, plastic or even grow-bags – you can grow a garden, even if your garden space is limited. The secret to successful container gardening rests on selecting the

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GROW YOUR TOMATOES BETTER

Tomatoes are undoubtedly the most widely-grown vegetable, but there is some confusion as to types of tomatoes, hybrid vs heirlooms, to prune or not, how much space they need, the best staking method, the list goes on. In this blog, we’ll dig deeper into tomatoes, and see how you can grow your tomatoes better. No

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FRIEND OR FOE?

I do touch on COMPANION PLANTING in my book – CONTAINER AND RAISED BED GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS AND BEYOND.  However, there have been numerous questions about this in our Facebook group – Container and Raised Bed Gardening – and I thought it would be worthwhile exploring this fascinating topic in more detail. It’s important to

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