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|

THE GIFT OF GARDENING

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|

Making Scents

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. While Charles Dickens may well have been talking about two cities, my tale of hope and despair is about two scents – or rather one distinct lack of scent. However, the shared moral of both our stories is that things are not always […]

By |2023-07-29T12:03:38-04:00July 29th, 2023|Home & Garden|

Edimentals

I hate starting an article as a killjoy – especially when it comes to anything floral – but for this food and drink edition of Main Street Magazine before I get on to the waxing lyrical bit of how to incorporate flowers into your dining beyond those gracing the table top, a few words of […]

By |2023-07-03T18:36:25-04:00July 3rd, 2023|Home & Garden|

How to Condition Your Flowers

Over the last year of this column, I have talked a lot about growing flowers to cut and enjoy inside your home. Growing or sourcing local seasonal flowers has become the drum I like to beat (to death my husband would say!) be it for the environmental benefits and/or the emotional joy of creating your […]

By |2023-06-03T14:49:30-04:00June 3rd, 2023|Home & Garden|

Alliums

If I say the words onion, garlic, and shallot, your mind might not automatically spring to images of beautiful perennial flower borders or even stunning floral arrangements. You are more likely to be picturing vegetable gardens or your kitchen counter. Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and these stalwarts of most people’s culinary repertoire […]

By |2023-05-02T21:35:09-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Home & Garden|
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