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Allelopaths...

Did you know that some plants don't like other plants?

Posted: 5/6/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 0 comment(s)

Planting a Three Sisters Garden

A Native American version of Companion Planting

Posted: 4/29/2013 by Bonnie Pega | 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

A Real Bargain

I'm ready to plant my seeds--how deep do I go; how far apart do I plant--and when, when, when?

Posted: 3/11/2013 by Bonnie Pega | with 10 comment(s)
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