Tag Archives: garden care

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

I always have to snicker when I’m walking the bird food isle at my local Lowe’s and I see the $8.00 can of “Clear Hummingbird Food”.  I understand that our society has become one of “convenience”, but come on people … Continue reading

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Planting in July

The weather has finally been fantastic in the Northeast the past couple of weeks!  That said I'm working my behind off in the gardens, so my apologies for the re-post last week and the short post this week!  I thought … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep up With Your Garden in June

Let me start with a big shout out to all those fellow dads, fathers, daddies, and papas out there.  I hope you all had the same fantastic day I did with a break from the garden to play with my … Continue reading

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The Worm: A Cute, Tickly, Slimy, Slithery Beneficial

Me and Audriana, my little one, dug a fire pit this past weekend (next week’s post), and man did she love digging for worms!  She was hooked after she dug her first worm, calling it so cute, and “tickly”.  All … Continue reading

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May Gardening To Do List

            FINALLY the weather has broke in blustery zone 5A.  We’ve had like 6 days in row of seventy degrees or higher, and this week is looking good to.  Although the prolonged cold temps are … Continue reading

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Protecting your Bird Feeders

            If you put out wild bird feeders, you probably consider yourself to be a birdwatcher or “birder”.  The feathered visitors to your feeders tend to become very friendly even when you’re close, and might … Continue reading

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Planting the Patio!

                  When we purchased our home last year we inherited a few interesting landscaping characteristics, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned a couple of them before.  I would love to “take care” … Continue reading

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April Gardening “To-Dos” & Other Chores

April is here, and with its arrival come new gardening “to-dos” and other chores.  Even though temperatures have been well below early April norms, and there are still many scattered snow piles out there, the April chores associated with our … Continue reading

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Tuff Guard on #Rosechat Radio

I had a great time this past Saturday, March 30th on #rosechat radio with Chris Van Cleave (@RedneckRosarian), Teresa Byington (@agardendiary), and Susan Fox (@gagasgarden).  I really enjoyed listening to leading entomologist, gardener, and horticulturist, Baldo Villegas.  Mr. Villegas gave some … Continue reading

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Decorating Clay Containers

                Terracotta or clay pots are the container of choice for most gardeners.  Most of us use these pots for container gardening, and we can’t help but bring them in for the winter … Continue reading

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