The Gardening Guy

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Time to tackle those early summer chores

Weeding the garden is only the beginning With the advent of summer, it is time to buckle down and get […]

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Keep it local

Consider native shrubs for your yard Many of the “cast iron” shrubs that no one can kill are now deemed […]

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It’s not too late to start some less common veggies

Artichokes, tomatillos and other plants that still have time to thrive It’s not too late to plant some more things […]

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Thinking and being green in the garden

Buy less plastic, stay away from chemical fertilizers and compost Do you want to be a better steward of the […]

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For the water-logged garden

Plants that thrive in wet or moist places I like to say that plants can be as fussy as a […]

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Getting rid of invasives

How to rebalance your plant life Well-intentioned people of the past century imported many handsome plants. Unfortunately, some of them, […]

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Planting the vegetable garden

Every gardener has an opinion about when to start planting the vegetable garden. Frost-hardy plants like spinach, onions and peas […]

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Bulbs, shrubs and trees

Spring blooms I love Spring has teased us this year. She comes, she goes; warm sunny days are followed by […]

This tamper is useful for lightly packing down seeded areas. Photo by Henry Homeyer.
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Love your lawn

It may be time to rethink your outside space It’s about the right time to do a little work on […]

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Growing to share

Gardening for a community I recently went to Brattleboro, Vermont, to meet with the organizers of Edible Brattleboro. It is […]

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