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How Your Garden Can Help the Honeybees

Honeybees are an important part of our ecosystem. More than one-third of the fruits and vegetables we eat rely on honeybees for pollination. In the garden, honeybees help pollinate your plants and flowers to keep them healthy and blooming. Honeybees do so much for us, which is why it’s alarming to...

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Meals From the Garden

By Martha Thompson Last week, I shared some of what is growing in my garden here at Star Roses & Plants . Today I'm sharing some of the meals I made with my harvest! I love to eat and I love to cook and I love to eat what I cook. There's something so thrilling and rewarding about growing your...

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Take Your Garden to Work

By Martha Thompson At our office this spring, we planted a community vegetable garden. Everyone was offered a 6’x12' plot in which we could plant whatever we wanted. There is a mix of everything out here — from corn and cabbage, to potatoes and watermelon, and even some cut flowers. Everyone has...

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Small Space Vegetable Gardening Yields Big Results

Summer is officially here and all that spring busy work is finally starting to pay off. The soil of my small vegetable garden that was so carefully dug and enriched in March is finally starting to aid in producing some great stuff. A few leafy greens, spinach, and peas have been harvested and I’m...

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Leaning Tower of Peas-A

Okay, we’ll it’s not leaning and we are not in Italy, but…I couldn’t resist the catchy title for this blog post. We do have a tower of sorts and we do have peas. Loads of them! After a few years of experimenting with different trellises, towers, and tuteurs (you may remember the Tomato Steeple my...

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Small-Space Gardening

By Sarah Hammons Like many other twenty-somethings, I’m in that living situation post-parents’ house and pre-mortgage of my own; in other words, an apartment. At my parents’ house, I had the luxury of a decent sized yard to garden in, but my current apartment only offers a small concrete patio...

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Garden Update: March

Vegetable Garden Update: March

With the recent whipping winds and cold snow we’ve just had, it’s hard to imagine the taste of a perfectly ripe, still-warm-from-the-sun tomato, but somehow that taste never leaves my memory. A juicy slice of tomato completely defines the feeling of summer for me. Earthy and fresh, wet and fragrant...

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato Steeple

Following the trend to “grow your own” coupled with a desire to provide my family with fresh, organic produce, a few years ago we designed and built a vegetable garden. Because my husband is a builder and he approaches everything with a blueprint and his tool bag, we couldn’t have had just a few...

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The Grassy Patch

I don’t consider myself a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but over the last few years, I’ve really enjoyed learning about plants. I’ve learned that although plants can sound very complicated and overwhelming, there are really a few basic things that you need to know and follow. Plants...

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Kristen's Garden

The landscape has already changed so much in just the first few weeks of spring. Magnolias have boomed and faded. The early blooming Daffodils have already come and gone, and my Forsythia shrubs have also finished up. I love these popular staples of spring, but I also love the less glamorous,...

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