The Hotly Debated Burning Bush

Burning bush stem

I had no idea of the problems caused by plants like bittersweet, autumn olive, barberry, Norway maple, burning bush, etc. I learned in my Master Gardner class that these are…

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DIY Garden Stepping Stones

When I designed our vegetable garden I opted for stones instead of grass that would need to be mowed and weed whacked. My kids, and their little feet, would have…

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Supporting Pea Plants

I took a chance this spring and planted shelling peas, beets, lettuce and spinach just after Easter. I couldn’t help myself — we had a week of warm weather and…

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Adding Grapes and an Arbor

We finally built an arbor as an entry to the garden. I drew the plans and my husband Seth helped with building. It took almost a full day to build…

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