Monthly Archives: September 2008

Craving Leaf Mold

It’s not a disease—just finely shredded leaves. Almost any garden will benefit from a dose of leaf mold. Gardening could be an inexpensive hobby, but at my house it’s not. One of my many springtime splurges is the purchase (at … Continue reading

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Go BIG With Bulbs

When it comes to tulips, get large, get loud. Plant generously! This is a favorite combination that features emperor tulips. You can get this look with the Emperor Tulip Mixture. Here’s the thing about tulips: You need to plant a … Continue reading

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Correcting Mossy Lawns

Soil and shade conditions that weaken turfgrasses are ideal for moss growth. Soil and shade conditions that weaken turfgrasses are ideal for moss growth. How to get rid of moss in the lawn is one of the frequently asked questions … Continue reading

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Digging Potatoes

Growing potatoes is like reading a good mystery; you have to wait until the very end. Carola and Reddale potatoes freshly dug from my raised bed. Growing potatoes is like reading a good mystery; you have to wait to the … Continue reading

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Pig Love

Every garden needs a little whimsy, such as a 900-pound concrete pig. Every garden needs a little whimsy, such as a 900-pound concrete pig. Although I don’t really have any of my own, I love lawn ornaments. They make such … Continue reading

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Enormous Onions

Gardener tries growing onions from seed instead of sets; results are huge! Leslie couldn’t be more thrilled with the crop of huge onions she grew from seedlings. Leslie works with me at Gardener’s Supply and our conversations tend to run … Continue reading

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Gleanings from the Garden

What’s growing this year in our test gardens. Bam-Bam contemplates a leafy oxheart carrot that’s bigger than her head. Carrots that grew bigger than a bunny’s head were just one of the surprises in the Gardener’s Supply display and test … Continue reading

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