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Entries Tagged as 'Garden Variety'

Five secrets to the perfect summer garden

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Ah, summer. We all enjoy eating outdoors with friends and hoisting a few while the sun goes down. But surely I can’t be the only one looking over the rim of my margarita glass toward the garden…and wondering what’s causing the holes in the tomatoes or the spots on the squash […]

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Coping with a growing addiction

February 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Community, Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist It all started innocently enough. A packet of wildflowers here, some specialty lettuce there. No problem. But next thing you know, I craved more– the strange, exotic oddball stuff. Like wasabi arugala and borage. The seeds are taking over. My laundry room is crammed with tools of the addict: empty egg […]

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Gardening with intent

January 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Okay, I admit it; I’m feeling lazy. I should take advantage of one of our few non-rainy days and get out there in the garden and trim back the pineapple sage, or dig up the rampant grass and weeds and smother the new growth with mulch. Instead, I’m sitting at the […]

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Quick, easy ways to a welcoming exterior for the holidays

November 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Variety, Spruce up your home for the Holidays

Jennifer E. Beaver Columnist Though Halloween is dead and gone, I still have some frightening words for you: The holidays are right around the corner. Less than a month till Thanksgiving, less than two for Christmas. (Strike up spine-tingling violin from Psycho.) Company coming? If so, don’t tackle a major garden overhaul; there’s not enough […]

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Beating the heat in your garden

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Garden Variety

Jennifer Beaver Columnist Fortunately, that merciless heat wave has passed. What will you do when the next one arrives? Here are five ways to keep you and your plants from wilting. 1. Mulch. A three-inch topping of mulch keeps plant roots cool, conserves water and inhibits weeds. Of course, lugging bags of bark chips or […]

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