The Gardening Guy

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A time to reflect

Contemplating potential garden improvements This is a good time to look carefully at your garden, and to decide what you […]

Blue bird house
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Feed the birds

How growing native trees and shrubs can help By now birds are finding their own food and have less need […]

Row cover with hoops helps to keep insects off and keep plants warm
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Spring planting

Frost, soil, drainage and other considerations I know some gardeners who plant their potatoes or tomatoes in the garden on […]

yellow flowers sprouting
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Stems, branches and weeds

How to create early spring arrangements I miss being able to go to my garden and pick flowers for the […]

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Get out the pruners

Your fruit trees are ready for a haircut When I was a boy I loved to climb trees. I had […]

hand planting the seeds into the ground
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Starting from seeds

It’s time to get ready! I love starting seedlings indoors when it’s still cold and raw outside. It makes me […]

old people in front of tree
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Dream Big

Make a wish list of trees you want I was recently thumbing through my first book, Notes from the Garden, […]

Gardening books on flower
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Build a garden library

Basic books to get you started I know that many people, especially gardeners under the age of 40, use the […]

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Make your houseplants happy

Mid-winter care for sad indoor plants Are you suffering from the mid-winter blahs? More importantly, are your houseplants? We can’t […]

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Garden soup

Winter veggies by the bowlful There is something about a bowl of warm soup on a cold winter day that […]

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