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If you’re feeling a little glum about the end of the gardening season, here are a few activities that can help you rebalance: First, support your local farmers by shopping at a local farm stand. Often the growers will have insights on plants and practices that apply to your own garden. Get inspired by seeing…

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Today is the first day of Autumn, also referred to as the Autumn Equinox. Equinox means ‘equal night.’ On this day, both day and night are nearly the same lengths. Thereafter, the dark part of the year begins.       Brevities #OTD Today is the birthday of the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kubla Khan,…

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If, throughout the summer, you found yourself driving down the road and spying a little electric blue blossom by the side of the road, chances are, you are looking at chicory. Listener Danny Perkins shared a post at the end of August sharing beautiful photos of chicory. A few years ago, I used to drive…

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September is my favorite month for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials. The cool air makes outdoor exercise a joy, and the ground temperatures add the perfect amount of warmth for plants to get established. Planting in the fall is preferred because it’s the time of year when perennials experience less transplant shock. At the same…

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Have you ordered your spring bulbs yet? Here’s a new perspective on planting spring bulbs – they’re essential resources for pollinators. Most gardeners think about spring-flowering bulbs in terms of color – which is something we desperately need after a long winter. But spring-flowering bulbs are valuable for another reason: they’re an early source of…

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