• Visit to Wolcott Mills Farm Learning Center

    by  • September 30, 2012

    On Friday, we visited the Wolcott Mills Farm Learning Center. We’ve gone the last couple of years in the fall, and it’s always a big hit. Wolcott Mills is a Michigan State Park, and it consists of Wolcott Mill (a historic mill), the farm learning center, which is a working farm, and equestrian and...

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    Win a Troy-Bilt Cordless Cultivator!

    by  • September 24, 2012

    I don’t do many giveaways on this blog. When I do, you can be sure that it’s actually something I’m excited about! That is definitely the case with this week’s giveaway: the Troy-Bilt TBC-57 Cordless/Battery Operated Cultivator. As someone with clay soil, lots of gardening space, and not a ton of time, I can...

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    Only a gardener could love them…

    by  • August 24, 2012

    We’ve been picking the large tomatoes as soon as they start showing a hint of color this year — the squirrels have been particularly evil, and if we don’t harvest tomatoes as soon as possible, the little bastards leave partially-eaten tomatoes all over the yard. When I went out this morning to water and...

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    In love with the August garden

    by  • August 5, 2012

    There are three high points in my gardening year: May, when everything is new and green and and an endless, uncharted sea of possibility lies before me; October, when the lawn and garden beds are a fiery blaze of orange, red, and yellow, courtesy of the mature trees that surround my garden; and August....

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    Today in the Garden: Little Fig

    by  • July 3, 2012

    My husband spotted this fig on our container-grown fig over the weekend. The fig, along with the rest of the plants in our garden, seemed to be sighing in relief thanks to a nice amount of rain from this morning’s storms. I know I’m relieved — the hose and I have been spending way...

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    Updates and Miscellany

    by  • May 1, 2012

    It’s a new month, and, even better, it’s one of my favorite months of the gardening season! In May, the tomatoes get moved out from under the basement lights and out into the garden. I’ll plant the cucumbers, zucchini, and beans that we’ll be eating for most of the summer. May is a good...

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