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Cold Climate Gardening · 1w ago

On The Verge Of A Thaw In February

A January thaw I expect. A thaw in February--however pleasant--makes me nervous. Last year...
Cold Climate Gardening · 1W ago

Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: A Review and Book Giveaway

If you're starting to get a "been there, done that" attitude about your vegetable garden, or if you've seen unusual varieties in a seed catalog and wondered if they're any good, or if you're looking for a vegetable your grandparents always talk about...
Cold Climate Gardening · 3W ago

Lily-Of-The-Valley, Dressed Up For A Party

Those lilies-of-the-valley I forced? I transferred them to a decorative container and they became the centerpiece for a tea party baby shower. It turned out very well, if I do say so myself. Click the link to learn how I did it and view the pretty pi...
Cold Climate Gardening · 4W ago

Evergreen Native Ferns

It's so easy to think that nothing is living or growing under the snow, but all you need i...
Cold Climate Gardening · 1M ago

How To Have Fragrant Lily-Of-The-Valley In The Middle Of The Winter

Move over, hyacinths. Stand back, amaryllis. It's time for lily-of-the-valley to take cent...
Cold Climate Gardening · 1M ago

How To Create And Maintain Trails In Your Woods

I love to walk the path through our woods. And maintaining them as I walk along them, I fe...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

My Favorite New Garden Tools of 2017

Two tools I got this year really saved my bacon. They just made the job at hand so much ea...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

Cold Climate Gardening Books: New Titles

Here are four gardening books where you don't have to worry if the plants will survive the winter, you don't have to mentally adjust the planting or maintenance schedule, and you'll usually get a few tips on overcoming some of our climates challenges...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

There Is No Bad Weather–Only Inadequate Clothing

If you want to enjoy those last days of gardening before the soil either freezes over or gets buried in snow, you need to have "adequate clothing"--clothing you might not immediately think of as gardening duds. Read on to learn what I wear when the w...
Cold Climate Gardening · 3M ago

The Crazy Gardener’s Way to Plant Daffodils

There is probably a machine that does what I did today, and does it faster, and maybe even...