Monthly Archives: February 2013

300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Diversity

Curzio Caravati with some of the 300 Potato Grow Bags at the Kenosha Potato Project. As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project, Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? … Continue reading

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Flavorful Microgreens Pack Big Nutritional Punch

Microgreens, about a week old. Microgreens are easy to grow under lights or on a sunny windowsill. Learn how in the article How to Grow Microgreens. Those delicate, miniature greens decorating your chef-prepared restaurant meal may not only look beautiful … Continue reading

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Seen at the Farm Show

This year’s Vermont Farm Show in Essex Junction showcased the remarkable range of farm products raised, crafted and sold in the state and, in some cases, nationwide. Here’s a sampling of vendors at the show. Can you guess what this … Continue reading

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Bottle Trees: Joie de vivre on a stick

The entrance to the children’s garden at Shangri La Botanical Garden in Orange TX, is…well, entrancing. Slideshow: Photos from Felder Rushing’s collection of bottle trees from around the world. Bottle Tree People are so misunderstood… Unlike my Pink Flamingo friends, … Continue reading

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What Do You Sow? Tomatoes!

Last week, we had a contest on Facebook called Ready, Set, Sow! On our short entry form, we asked, “What seeds will you be sowing this year?” We got lots of feedback, including: Tomatoes and lots of them! Lots of … Continue reading

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Dressing Up a Patio

What happens when a skilled decorator turns to gardening? Blogger/decorator Kelly Elko of took a $7 thrift shop dresser and turned it into a striking centerpiece for her patio. The project was simple. She gave the dresser a fresh … Continue reading

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If Not Impatiens, What? Shady Solutions

This combination features New Guinea impatiens, a type of impatiens that is not affected by the disease. Featured plants: Infinity White New Guinea impatiens, variegated sweet flag (Acorus gramineus), white licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) and Green spice heuchera. Photos: Courtesy … Continue reading

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