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Planting a Three Sisters Garden

A Native American version of Companion Planting

Posted: 4/29/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 0 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - Breaking Sweat with Gardening

Outdoor gardening is a good workout for your body and mind.

Posted: 4/24/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 0 comment(s)

Companion Planting

My Granddaddy always planted sage in his strawberry patch. He said it made the berries sweeter. He also planted pumpkins in his corn field—said it helped to keep the critters out. I was a very little girl when he lived on the farm, but to me a corn field still looks naked without pumpkins running through it.

Posted: 4/22/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 0 comment(s)

Tropical Paradise

Creating the tropics in your own garden.

Posted: 4/19/2013 by Margot | with 0 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - Those menacing VOLES!

What you need to know about voles and what you can do to get rid of them.

Posted: 4/17/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 0 comment(s)

One of the Best Things About Spring...

I LOVE asparagus. It’s one of my favorite things about spring. Boiled, broiled, grilled, oven-roasted—did I mention that I LOVE asparagus? The only thing better is fresh picked asparagus. I have a very very small asparagus bed and I hoard those precious spears like gems. And it doesn’t produce nearly enough to feed my asparagus addition so I rely on our Farmers’ Market to fill in.

Posted: 4/15/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 0 comment(s)

I'm (coco)Nuts for Palm Trees

Beautiful indoor palm trees.

Posted: 4/12/2013 by Margot | with 0 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - Pruning 101

Learning the basic principals of pruning

Posted: 4/11/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 2 comment(s)

Dahlias--Summerlong Color

Did you know that Dahlias are the official flower of the cities of Seattle and San Francisco? It's also the National Flower of Mexico. For me, it's enough that it's durable and beautiful.

Posted: 4/8/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 0 comment(s)

Hanging Basket Spring Fever

Annual flowering baskets.

Posted: 4/5/2013 by Margot | with 1 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - Doing the Right Thing

Challenging all gardeners to think about water wise gardening

Posted: 4/2/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 0 comment(s)

Planting an Elephant...Ear, that is

Have you ever going to a luau and eaten Poi (you know, that stuff that tastes like the paste we used in elementary school?) If you have, you have eaten an Elephant Ear.

Posted: 4/1/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 4 comment(s)

Beautiful Begonias Indoors

Sorting out the various types of begonia.

Posted: 3/29/2013 by Margot | with 1 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - What a difference a year makes

Richmond area gardeners are getting a little frustrated with the weather we are experiencing this year. But, let’s put it into perspective and just maybe we can put a smile on our face.

Posted: 3/26/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 2 comment(s)

Summer Long Color in Shade!

Drought tolerant plants that can take shade AND provide color all summer long? Yes, they do exist!

Posted: 3/26/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 2 comment(s)

Indoor Gardening on a Small Scale

Enjoying dwarf or miniature houseplants.

Posted: 3/23/2013 by Margot | with 0 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - Forsythia and Crabgrass

What is the magical marriage between forsythia and crabgrass control.

Posted: 3/19/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 1 comment(s)

The Beauty of Ugly Houseplants

Rare and unusual plants vs. pretty plants.

Posted: 3/19/2013 by Margot | with 0 comment(s)

So Exactly When is Our Last Frost?

Ever wondered when it's safe to move your houseplants outside and plant those tender summer veggies in the garden?

Posted: 3/18/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 1 comment(s)

GARDEN TALK with DOUG - WEATHER IN THE GARDEN

A little introducation as to how I got started at The Great Big Greenhouse and our big upcoming Weather in the Garden event.

Posted: 3/12/2013 by Doug Hensel | with 5 comment(s)
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