Category Archives: Tips & tricks

Experimenting with fertilizer


I’m testing a new fertilizer this summer. A neighbor and book club friend recommended I try Milorganite. She says it’s green, works extremely well, and has the added bonus of deterring deer and possibly other mammals.

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Divide and Conquer


I’m not much on growing plants from seeds. I don’t have the patience or time to do it properly, so purchasing plants works better. However, I’m notorious for buying too large or mature for the space or more typically just … Continue reading

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Gardener’s Hands: It’s Not Pretty


When I garden I’ve received injuries from rose thorns on my arms, bruised knees from kneeling on stones too long, sunburn, insect bites and the usual cuts-and-scrapes from working with sharp tools. They’re minor and not worth worrying about. My … Continue reading

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Love those helpful hints


When I was growing up one of my favorite part of the newspaper was a section titled, Helpful Heloise (here is a current version). She shared fun household tips. I still love little tidbits of knowledge. Below are a few … Continue reading

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