Gardening With An Old House

I like growing plants. And I like neat old houses. But most of all, I like growing plants in a neat old house. I promised to occasionally reveal what I’m doing gardening-wise around our own home, and I thought you might like to see the home that’s the base of my gardening efforts. Of course,…
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Impatiens Blooming Impatiently Indoors

Look what’s growing in our kitchen window. The double, rosebud impatiens that grew in our outdoor containers this summer were too nice to let freeze. They were growing in a filtered light location of shade mixed with a little sunshine and were covered in blossoms all summer. When cool fall weather arrived I decided to…
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Everyone Please Calm Down And Grow A Plant

If I ask nicely, would everyone who doesn’t have a houseplant please get one? I’m not a political person. I’m happy and contented just minding my plants. But even an introvert like me is aware of the tight-as-a-fiddle-string tension popping up all over, politically and otherwise. Ever notice how uptight some politicians are? Their lack…
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Why Plants Need Winter Insulation

I like gardening words and phrases because they’re often quaint. One of my favorites is asking someone if their perennials heaved. No, it doesn’t mean the plants were sick to their stomachs. It means the perennials literally heave up out of the ground when their roots are torn from the freezing and thawing action of…
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Thankful Even For Gardening Mistakes

Folks who enjoy gardening, lawns, plants and watching things grow have much for which to be thankful this holiday weekend. We’re thankful when things grow the way we hoped. But we can be thankful when things go wrong, because we learn. Here’s a short sample of lessons taught by gardening mistakes. Because the cheap garden…
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