Author Archives: Kary Beck

About Kary Beck

Mother and wife, gardener, wine enthusiast, avid online bargain hunter, and owner of two black-and-tan cocker spaniels.

How many garden myths have you fallen for?


My list garden fables, those bits of wisdom your mother, neighbor and best buddy shared (and you believed and implement), seems to be ever growing. Who knew there were so many gardening myths out there?!

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Would you believe it? I did and I reposted.


I find it amazing how many un-truths there are out there. I do much of my research for my gardens and this blog as I wander through Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and lots of online magazines and blogs. I share and post … Continue reading

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Urban myths and my garden


I’m a Snopes.com fan. This is a site that debunks all sorts of urban myths. Recently I’ve become addicted to sites that debunk gardening myths. And, there are so many. Someone posts to Facebook or Pinterest, and then it’s like … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace: One drop of blood


While Queen Anne was tatting white lace, she pricked her finger and one drop of blood stained the lace. The lace became a flower and the drop of blood the central dark red or purple floret present on some, but … Continue reading

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