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Style is random and demanding: keeping up with the latest trendy colors can be quite a challenge.
Predicting how things will grow this spring is tricky business, since the season is so advanced.
The pattern, texture, and color of a its bark makes a tree more interesting and easier to identify.
Tomatoes, and much more, can be yours at modest cost when you sow and grow your own.
When a solitary bulb goes for more than $1,000, gardening has become a competitive sport.
Evergreens provide relief from the mid-winter monochromatic landscape, while seed ordering offers hope for the future.
Starting about now, stored vegetables are likely to start sprouting.
Most years, gardens would be covered by snow by now, or turned under, but this is 2012 and who knows what's going on.
Mulching is like a buying an insurance policy for your plants and garden, buffering them against unknown risks.
While kale and root crops extend this season, local gardeners are planning for the next one.
The unseasonable weather reminds gardeners that their work is never finished, really.
Increasing yield, using what's available, and trying new recipes keeps some gardeners continually satisfied.
Eighteenth annual Barn Raisers' Ball, Saturday 7:30 to 10 pm at the Ag Hall.
Elusive bats, fluttering at dusk, their Hallowe'en shapes silhouetted against the dying light, symbolize how much of the quotidian is unknown to us.
Today, with forethought, it is unnecessary to kiss goodbye fresh, homegrown vegetables, especially healthful greens.
Some gardeners throw in the trowel about now, but there are plenty of seasonal options when it comes to color.
With no significant rain in a month, Island flora is dangerously stressed when it needs to be tough going into the dark months.
All the signs point to it: pesky yellow jackets, heavy dewfall, the katydid and cricket chorus, roadside banks of goldenrod. Summer is cresting and Labor Day looms.
While making last-minute preparations for the Fair, the author recalls Jane Newhall and Ozzie Fischer, two Fair pillars who are no longer with us.
Have actually spent much of my weekend working in the garden, instead of writing about Working in the Garden.