Family Fun / Outdoors

Kiddie Pool 21/07/08

Family fun for the weekend Pick-your-own update Last week’s Kiddie Pool mentioned some places to check out for picking your […]

pagoda dogwood plant close up with berries
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

When good trees die

It happens to even the best gardeners If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that I […]

Hand pick Potato beetles and look for orange egg masses on underneath side of leaves
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

Weekend chores

Summertime, but the livin’ isn’t easy As the song goes, it’s “summertime, and the livin’ is easy!” Well, not really. […]

Tree Peonies large pink flower
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

Peonies, please

You can never have enough If you don’t have a peony, I’m surprised. If you don’t have three, you should. […]

pink flowers on a vine
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

More whimsy, less work

Nothing wrong with a lazy gardener I saw a friend recently who was bubbly and excited about her garden. “It’s […]

An edging tool helps create clean lines
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

The art of weeding

What to do when you have a Code Red When you face a flower bed and can’t immediately tell what’s […]

kid gardening with father
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

Gardening with kids

Aim for more fun, less weeding OK, all you parents and grandparents, it’s time to garden with your beloved little […]

small blue photos
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

A spring in my step

Blooms that make me happy Spring puts a spring in my step, quite literally. I bounce out of the house […]

Catching Japanese beetles with a milk jug and soapy water
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

Insects with benefits

Most species aren’t as bad as you think It’s spring, and insects are hatching, flying and munching. Contrary to what […]

2 pints of stawberries
Outdoors / The Gardening Guy

Berry sweet

Now’s the time to buy your strawberry plants Traditionally, June is the month for eating strawberries. But you can, in […]

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