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Home Garden Joy · 4d ago

Garden Travel: The New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands Manor

This past week, I traveled to New Jersey for a family wedding. Many adventures ensued, but one that was indeed memorable was my trip alongside my sister, Mary, to the New Jersey Botanical Ga...
Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

Autumn Waldorf Salad Recipe with Leftover Pork Loin

Have you ever looked at leftovers and thought, “What in the world am I going to do with this?” That’s what I thought when I saw the three sad-looking slices left over from last night’s roast...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

The October Update at Home Garden Joy

I love this quote. October is a special month for me for many reasons – it’s the anniversary of my first date with my husband (yikes – that’s over 25 years ago now!), my mom’s birthday, my d...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Recipe for Lemon Parsley Jelly

Have you ever looked at your herb garden and wondered what you would do with all of that parsley? Aside from feeding these guys: (Eastern swallowtail butterfly caterpillar) Parsley is often ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

How to Can Apples

Canning apples isn’t hard, but it is time-consuming. It’s great to know how to can apples if you have an apple tree, go apple picking, or just find a great value at the supermarket. Canning ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Identifying Wildflowers

This past Sunday, Hubby and I drove to the Blue Ridge Parkway and did a little hiking. The trail above is called the Smart Loop Trail and it is gorgeous. It wanders for 2.6 miles around a la...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Growing Dahlias

Do you see this dahlia? It’s my first attempt at growing beautiful dahlias and I’m thrilled it survived. Here’s why my little dahlia is so special, and how you can grow beautiful dahlias in ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Cranberry Basil Jelly Recipe

What do you do when you’re drowing in basil? That’s how I described the bounty from my garden this past week. The cinnamon basil didn’t grow, the holy basil didn’t grow, but the Genovese bas...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Fall Vegetable Garden: How to Grow Broccoli

It’s time to start thinking about your fall vegetable garden. One of the first vegetables that comes to mind in the fall is broccoli.  Although some people are die-hard broccoli haters, I’m ...
Home Garden Joy · 2M ago

The (Not So) Fun Parts of Gardening

There are fun parts of gardening, like pretty flowers and delicious vegetables, and not so fun parts of gardening. This year, it’s been all about the problems with some joys in between. Firs...