Monthly Archives: July 2022

Offer Love & Enchantment, Not Weeds

Inviting children to experience natural enchantment (holiday catcus flower) Who Will Be Tomorrow’s Gardeners? My favorite part of summer is spending outdoor time with my grandkids. Over the years, I’ve often been asked how to engage children in gardening, often … Continue reading

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Protecting & Nurturing Native Bees

Pollinator Garden, one year old and already flourishing On Beyond Honeybees As I was watering the year-old pollinator garden at the Senior Center this morning, I noticed over a dozen kinds of bees busy at work. That made me very … Continue reading

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Blackberries, Buttercups & Bindweed

Smother mulch for passive weed control Greener, Easier Weed Control The wet spring caused many plants to grow bigger and faster than ever, including some of our most troublesome weeds. I’m getting lots of questions about The Big Three: blackberries, … Continue reading

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Watermelon Soups, Sweet Or Savory

Inventive kitchen play develops skills for future cooks Imaginative Ways With Enormous Fruit On a hot summer day, a slice of sweet, crisp watermelon is as good as a drink for the thirsty. Laced with electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, watermelon … Continue reading

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