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Gardening with Annuals

Weiland-Karen-150x150by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

An annual plant can be described as that which completes its life cycle in one growing season.  There are some annuals that may seem like they are perennials in that they drop a large number of seeds in the fall, the seeds overwinter in the soil and new plants emerge in the spring around the area that was planted the previous year.   Some examples are petunia, cleome and snapdragon. annuals

Using annuals in your landscape beds can help bring color to a shady spot or liven up a hot, sunny area.  It is important to choose the right plant for the right location.  A few plants that will grow well in heavy ...

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Kitchen Container Garden

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener   Farm-to-fork or garden-to-table, whether you wish to raise your own livestock or vegetables, these trends seem to be all the rage recently. You don’t need to till up a huge plot of ground to enjoy some fresh flavor from the garden.  Upgrade your everyday cooking by placing a …

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Spring Gardening Tips

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener   With April and May being two of the busiest gardening months, now is the time to get a jump start on maintenance in the garden and landscape. I know how tempting it can be to cut back those ugly chrysanthemum stems, however they serve to protect the crown …

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