Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scotch Broom and Rotten Eggs

Wax On, Wax Off, Eventually Having just spent much of the day buried in my dishwasher, laboriously removing wax (a long story, involving canning jars that once held candles…), I am very happy to discuss something new. However, if such … Continue reading

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Planting Peas On (or Around) Saint Patrick’s Day

Plant Those Peas Any Time Now Generations of gardeners have sown their peas on Saint Patrick’s Day. The timing is more or less accurate, but there’s a better way to be sure that garden conditions are truly right. Professional growers … Continue reading

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Of Rats and Strawberries

Letting The Light Shine In Dark Places On Monday, a headlight was out on my car so I took it to the auto shop to get the bulb replaced. I have a spiffy little red Smart car which gets great … Continue reading

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Eradicating Buttercups and Horsetail

Beautiful But Dangerous As spring arrives, the garden fills with primroses, crocus, and daffodils. If you live on heavy clay soil, the garden may also fill up with buttercups and horsetail. It’s really quite fascinating that weeds this challenging are … Continue reading

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