Archive | December, 2013

I’m Outta Here . . . Temporarily

It’s the holidays, and I’ve decided I should have one.  Just a little break or –  as I like to call it — a blogcation. So, I’ll be offline (mostly) until January 2nd. I wish you and your families the happiest of holidays, and I look forward to “seeing” you all again in the new [...]

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Gardening Methods: You Can’t Make Me!

We all know that there are ways to garden in the winter, but some of those ways just aren’t feasible or just plain don’t work for some gardeners. And yet, a lot of us — in fact, maybe most gardeners — still feel the need to have something growing and possibly fragrant whether it’s winter [...]

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Not So Famous Gardeners: The Lessons of Aldo Leopold

All things considered, say compared to movie stars or politicians, there aren’t a lot of what you would call famous gardeners. And one gardener we should all be aware of probably doesn’t even fall into that category. I’m talking about Aldo Leopold. Have you ever heard of him? Well, as you’ll read about in Organic [...]

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The Goofiest Gardening Method Ever

Don’t anyone tell me this isn’t an organic gardening method . . . because I already know that. However, it’s such a wacky gardening method and story that I had to share it. Read what Michael Kelley at the Business Insider has to say about shotgun gardening. The Shotgun Gardening Method Good news for gun-lovers who [...]

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Decorating “Organically” for the Holidays

Today, I’ve got a little something different for you. This post doesn’t have very much to do with gardening. What it  does involve is decorating for the holidays with natural materials. I found the video below on Scandinavian holiday decorating, and I was struck by the amount of natural materials used. If you’d like to [...]

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Gardening News: Hawaiian Gardening Groups Wins Grant

Some of you may be familiar with the artist Mary Engelbreit, and, if so, you may also be familiar with her quote “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” I think of the Nature’s Path Organic Foods’ annual Gardens for Good Grant as a sort of bloom-where-you’re-planted award because it’s based on the company’s commitment to urban agriculture [...]

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Gardening Methods: The No-Till Method

This time of year is such a good time to start planning, and that makes it a good time to consider trying a new gardening method. Most of us have tried traditional gardening with nice straight rows planted directly in the ground. Some of us have tried square-foot and raised bed gardening. And, of course, [...]

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Gardening Methods: Indoor Tomatoes

Now that the leaves are pretty much gone you’re probably missing your garden even more? Well, you really can have a little part of it indoors. And, no, you don’t need to have a greenhouse or restructure your basement or anything expensive or complicated at all. You  just need to watch this video to see [...]

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Making a List, Checking It Twice: Gardening Gift Tips

Time is short, so I’m not going to mince my words. In two short weeks, Christmas will be here, and if you haven’t done all of your shopping yet, you could be heading for trouble. Fortunately, Today’s Organic Gardening is here to help with a list of a dozen varied gifts for the gardeners in [...]

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Gardening Tips for the December Countdown

Americans aren’t the only stressed out list makers around. Today’s post is from an article by a British gardener who’s made a list of 24 things to do in December. Keep in mind a few things as you read the article:  It’s the author’s list, not necessarily mine. She’s British, so some of these things [...]

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