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Winter Windowsill Herbs

 

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

 

Even though our gardens are nestled beneath a blanket of snow, enjoying their winter nap, we can still enjoy a little indoor windowsill gardening and the taste of fresh herbs right now.

Herbs are plants that are used whole or in part for their flavor.  Cooking with herbs has taken on new importance with our awareness of reducing salt and fat in our diets.  Their use can be traced back to ancient times.  Some of their many other uses include health, fragrance, natural dyes, ornaments and to make industrial or pharmaceutical products.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Don’t know what to do with that Christmas tree?  Recycle it!  If you have used a live tree this Christmas, take the time to give it another use.  Live trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled. Most Counties have free drop-off …

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Protecting Pollinators Publications

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       For many of us gardeners, the winter season is a time of rest, planning and reading.  We settle ourselves   back into the easy chair with a throw across our lap, a warm beverage in our cup and a stack of seed catalogs and gardening books to …

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Hold The Salt Please

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Too much salt in a person’s diet can cause problems. Here in our northern climate the same can be true for plants located near sidewalks and roadways. While they all set out to do the same job, some of the deicing materials on the market today …

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