Monthly Archives: May 2013

Indigo Children: The New Black Tomatoes

  Indigo Rose’s Babies & Nutrition’s Top Tomato For the past few years, I’ve been growing an unusual new tomato called Indigo Rose, which has proven to be a terrific performer despite our fluctuating, often cool maritime Northwestern weather. Blue-skinned … Continue reading

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When Tent Caterpillars Arrive, Be Safe & Sane

Don’t Burn Down The House For the past few years, I’ve been seeing an occasional baggy web that indicates the resurgence of tent caterpillars. It’s been quite a while since their last true infestation, which was a memorable one. Personally, … Continue reading

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Planting Trees For Tomorrow

  A Gift To The Garden Is A Gift To The Planet One of my favorite places to relax is in a little sunporch off my bedroom. The glass roof echoes rain sounds delightfully and the big glass sliders offer … Continue reading

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The Aftermath Of Spring

  Dealing With Bulb Foliage Spring bulb displays are so bold and beautiful that it’s tempting to pack the beds and borders with them. However, most are not especially good mixers, wanting a lengthy period of ripening and summer drought … Continue reading

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