Consider adding leeks to your spring vegetable garden. Leeks look like large scallions, having slightly enlarged lower stems and upright leaves, which are flat and thick, unlike onions’ tubular leaves. They are milder than onions and have a distinctive, though similar, flavor. Leeks are delicious additions to soups and stews. They can also be added to stuffing, gratins, and casseroles, or sautéed with other vegetables such as carrots.
As we gaze upon the awakening landscape at this time of year, we dream of the wide array of flowers, shrubs and trees in our gardens. In the shrubs category, viburnums fall into “my favorite” species for many reasons.
Spring is that time of year when everything comes alive. It’s a time of hope, renewal, and opportunity. There is a high level of active growth in the garden and landscape. Tiny tender buds are beginning to open and expand into leaves and flowers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.
Stay in the gardening spirit during the winter months... and start planning!
Amino what? Protein is made up of small building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. Each different protein is composed of amino acids put together in a different order. Proteins tend to be very large and may contain several hundred amino acids.
Children, parents and grandparents worked together to create five projects to help feed birds and wildlife through the winter at the recent “Winter is for the Birds” Workshop held at the Pike County Public Library in Milford. This first time coordinated event is sure to be a repeat!
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”