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Gardening by the Numbers (Apr 15, 2014)
Plant one row of turnips: Turnip the music and dance. Plant two rows of lettuce: Lettuce be kind Lettuce be true Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul. Plant four rows of squash: … Continue reading

Dead Spruce Tops? (Apr 14, 2014)
If you noticed the tip of your spruce tree wilt last year, and then turn brown and die, you were likely the victim of White Pine Weevil. This insect mainly attacks young spruce trees under 10 feet tall, but occasionally … Continue reading

Winter Damage on Evergreens (Apr 10, 2014)
Although the eastern half of the country experienced one of the hardest winters in years, here in east Idaho our winter seemed fairly mild. So why are we seeing browning of needles on so many of the evergreens around town? … Continue reading

Fragrance in the Garden (Apr 9, 2014)
I don’t know if this is true for most people, but oftentimes a sound or a scent will bring back a memory for me even more than a sight. Today I was walking past the petunias in the greenhouse and … Continue reading

Mason Bees- A Gardener’s Best Friend (Apr 1, 2014)
The Blue Orchard Mason Bee, technically known as Osmia lignaria, is truly a gardener’s best friend. One of Nature’s best pollinators, each one is able to do the pollinating work of 120 honeybees!  And mason bees are active in cooler … Continue reading

Getting our Bodies Ready for Gardening (Mar 29, 2014)
If you are like me you have been a little more sedentary these past few wintry months than we will be now that we can get out into our gardens. I recently came across an article written by Carol O’Meara, … Continue reading



 
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