1. What Are Heirlooms Anyway?

    By Kylee Baumle When I first heard the term heirloom bandied about when talking about seeds (mostly tomatoes), I thought I knew what it meant. But if I had to explain it to someone, I wasn't really sure I could and get it right. So I looked it up. Think of it like this. Most of us understand what a family heirloom is-an article that has been handed down from one generation to the next for a long t…Read More

  2. Attracting Monarch Butterflies

    By Charlie Nardozzi One of the best ways to add edible crops to even a small yard is to grow a fruit tree. More gardeners are turning to edible landscaping to grow their own food. One of the best ways to add edible crops to even a small yard is to grow a fruit tree. Modern varieties of fruit trees are adapted to most areas of the country; many varieties only require one tree to produce fruit, and …Read More

  3. Attracting Monarch Butterflies

    By Kylee Baumle The monarch butterflies have returned from their overwintering sites for the summer. If they are from the eastern two-thirds of the United States, each year they will travel hundreds of miles to a specific site in Mexico, where they spend the winter. The monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains will fly to sites in California. Now that they are back, the monarchs will spend the summer …Read More

  4. Water, Water, Water!!

    The continued heat and drought conditions have put stress on most plants, trees and shrubs. It is so IMPORTANT that you are watering properly. Here are three good articles on proper watering techniques. Also, with hanging baskets be sure to water until the water starts to run out the bottom of the basket. If your basket has dried out, you will need to put it in a kiddie pool or larger bucket with …Read More