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January 4, 2016

The pictures of tree fruit and berries in the nursery catalogs make my mouth water for the delicious sweet fruit.

December 22, 2015

There are still a few days left until Christmas, or longer if you follow the Orthodox calendar...

December 14, 2015

Now that the outdoor garden chores are completed for the year, we have some time to look at the big picture.

December 7, 2015

Now that the Thanksgiving feast is over, it is time to decorate our homes for Christmas. What better way to do that than to purchase a locally grown, fresh cut Christmas tree.

December 2, 2015

The holiday season has officially started...

November 23, 2015

Potatoes are good for you. They are fat free, cholesterol free, gluten free, and sodium free, and they actually taste good...

Compost bins with easy access for turning the pile
November 16, 2015

Before you bag up those fall leaves, consider their potential for your landscape.

November 9, 2015

While the seasons to enjoy the home landscape for the most part are over for us, there are plenty of creatures who benefit from your yard in the worst months of the year...

November 2, 2015

It was another interesting year in the vegetable garden...

October 27, 2015

Without fail, temperatures have gotten colder and the days are getting shorter and our wonderful forested landscape in Northeastern Pennsylvania is providing us with a Kodachrome moment.

October 19, 2015

October is almost over. Like most homeowners, the list of gardening tasks is far from over though. Here is a list of common chores in case you forget...

October 13, 2015

Grapes have been grown by mankind for over eight thousand years...

October 6, 2015

The other day, a teacher asked me if I could find her some Monarch Butterfly caterpillars for her classroom to study...

September 28, 2015

There are few food items which proclaim loudly that it is summer more than corn...

September 21, 2015

Fall is a good time of year to prepare for a great garden in the years to come. Plants thrive when we provide an environment that is right for them.

September 17, 2015

Drive down any road and you will probably find non-native plant species beginning to invade our forests, stream corridors, meadows, and yes, even the landscape at your home...

September 10, 2015

Since school has started for most of us in the area, the gardener in us should go back to basics this fall...

August 31, 2015

A few weeks ago I wrote to you in a vegetable pest update about downy mildew moving into Northeastern Pennsylvania.

August 24, 2015

It is usually mid-summer when we start to see many of our trees, shrubs and vegetable plants in our landscapes with skeletonized, chewed leaves and in some cases they are almost completely defoliated by August.

August 10, 2015

The growing season has been interesting to say the least. We started out too dry, which was then followed by many weeks of our gardens being too wet...