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Protect your winter landscape from hungry wildlife


Protect your winter landscape from hungry wildlife


There’s no doubt that managing critters in the landscape can be a challenge especially as food supplies start to dwindle. If you are battling with rabbits, deer, groundhogs or other wildlife, don’t let down your guard as the growing season begins to wind down. Be proactive. Start before they get into the habit of dining...
Maximize and Extend the Beauty of Roses

Maximize and Extend the Beauty of Roses

Although June is national rose month, gardeners can keep their roses healthy and blooming all summer long.  Through proper care and a few simple strategies both existing and new roses can continue to look their best throughout the summer months – maximizing their beauty and enjoyment for all. Water thoroughly whenever the top few inches...
Gardening for beginners: Start off on the right foot

Gardening for beginners: Start off on the right foot

Each year, thousands of first-timers will join the millions of seasoned gardeners who already know the satisfaction of picking a perfect tomato at its peak, serving up salads from greens just grown right outside the back door, or harvesting home-grown peppers and specialty herbs never even seen at the grocery store. Most of us want...
Strawberry fields forever

Strawberry fields forever

Get kids growing in the garden by starting them off planting their own strawberries. You can let them plant and care for a whole patch, or just one or two plants, planted in a strawberry jar or garden container.  Be sure to engage your kids in the planting process and let them get their hands...
Great soil, great veggies

Great soil, great veggies

Prepare yourself to look at cantaloupe rinds, potato peelings and used teabags in a totally new way. At a recent workshop on Composting and Wormy Culture at Millstone Farm, master composters Alexis Wilcox and Dana Rozanski gave an entire course in four fascinating hours, from how to make low-cost compost bins to the creation of...
Delectable Delights Await You

Delectable Delights Await You

Summer farmers’ markets are a fantastic feast for virtually all the senses. The alluring aromas of freshly dug potatoes, beets and garlic mingle with the intoxicating perfume of plump, red strawberries and the arresting incense of fresh basil, dill and parsley.