Planning A Landscape Good Enough To Eat

Choosing landscape trees and shrubs that are both edible and ornamental is a trend that has been rediscovered from the days of our ancestors. Besides windbreak trees, homesteads were planted with fruit trees, raspberry and strawberry patches, currants and gooseberries. These plantings not only provided food, but they looked nice also. As with all landscape plants for the…
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Mid-February Gardening Thoughts

Hi Everyone. Well, it won’t be long and we’ll be back outdoors planting, pruning, and potting. February’s a good time to think. Several tasks can be tackled now also. Let’s make a mid-February list. Several flower types can be seeded by now, including begonias, coleus and seed geraniums. They take longer to develop than other…
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How To Tell If Houseplants Need Repotting

I wish houseplants were a little more vocal. If they would only speak up a bit, their care would be easier. “I’m thirsty!” “I’m hungry!” “It’s too dark in here!” “What’s to eat?” “This pot’s too tight!” Actual plant care is a little more subtle, but they do let us know what they need, they just don’t scream…
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How To Make A Simple Valentine Floral Design

Valentine flowers are a must, even bigger than chocolates. Ready-made floral arrangements are costly. Cash-and-carry unmade flower bunches are a wise buy and it’s easy to make your own arrangement. These bouquets become special when assembled into a design that goes beyond sticking them in a water-filled vase. Materials Needed. Begin by making a trip to the floral department for loose…
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Interior Video Of Historic Fargo Home

Hi everyone. I’m going to sidetrack a bit from my usual gardening topics. I’d like to give you a video tour of the historic home from which I do my garden writing. It’s also where we do the gardening and growing that provides the experiences of which I write. Maybe you’ve heard. Unfortunately our home, which was…
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