My Christmas Wish For Gardeners

Christmas is a solid time for people who like gardening. We think about the past growing season, it’s highs and lows. We think about next year’s garden and flowers, which are always going to be better. Sometimes we can find a little bit of quiet in Christmas, time to sit by the window and look…
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Quick Way To Kill A Poinsettia

Before we get to the tragic tale of a dead poinsettia, did you hear about the redneck gardener down South? He had to mow his lawn last week to find where he left his wheelbarrow. Although they might still be gardening way down South, we’re busy celebrating the holidays and keeping our poinsettias safely nestled…
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The Adventures Of My Homegrown Poinsettia

I’ve never been accused of being a wild and crazy guy, but where plants are concerned I throw caution to the wind. Much literature says it’s too difficult to coax poinsettias to rebloom, so I set out a year ago to prove the naysayers wrong. After Christmas last year, I kept our poinsettia growing in…
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Keep Plants Safe During Winter Transport

On a thirty-below-zero day last winter I recall buying a plant at a local home improvement store. After I paid for my purchase, the nice checkout person asked me “Would you like me to put that in a bag or something?” “Yes,” I replied, “That would be nice.” Especially since the plant would probably die…
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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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