The Gardener’s Sweet Spot

June, June, June! The month every gardener spends the rest of the year dreaming about. The longest days of the year. Generally reasonable weather with frosts behind us and droughts/flash floods still to come. And, after months of planning, sowing, potting up, and planting out, the garden is a go. We have finally hit the […]

By |2024-06-03T09:08:11-04:00May 31st, 2024|Home & Garden|

Bringing the Outside In

For the two years I have been writing this column (how time flies), the focus has always been on sustainable seasonal flowers: how to grow them, where to source them, and why they are so important in our quest to reduce our great environmental clod-hopping footprint. Today is no different; although this month we are […]

By |2024-05-02T09:36:01-04:00May 1st, 2024|Home & Garden, Main Street News|

Gardening For Your Health

Ahh January – here you are again. My favorite month – not! Horrible weather, not enough daylight, no outside gardening, and all those infernal good intentions. Not that there is anything wrong with facing the new year with optimism, fortitude, and enthusiasm; it’s just that feeling come mid-February when we have maybe not kept on […]

By |2024-01-03T09:39:39-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Home & Garden|


Here we are again! Christmas time and apparently open season for my kids to try their luck at asking for anything and everything that’s nabbed their attention for even a nano-second over the last 12 months. Gone are the days of hoping that they will like their surprise – if it’s not on an […]

By |2023-12-01T19:26:00-05:00December 1st, 2023|Home & Garden|

Pots of Gold

I’ve been thinking a lot about pots recently. As I write this, the first frost warnings are being whispered on all my fellow gardeners’ Instagram accounts. My bulbs, ordered way back in June when caution is always blown to the wind as the lessons of just having harvested 8,000 tulips are blatantly ignored, have started […]

By |2023-10-25T20:57:54-04:00October 28th, 2023|Home & Garden|

Planting More Than A Seed

Autumn might not seem like the busiest time in a gardener’s calendar. Surely with the fading of blooms and dropping of leaves, this must be a quiet time compared to spring and summer. Actually, few things could be further from the truth. Fall is on a par with my busiest spring weeks. You’d be […]

By |2023-09-28T21:26:59-04:00September 28th, 2023|Home & Garden|
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