Monthly Archives: November 2009


There are many ways to make your home more inviting for the holidays, including the usual Christmas lights, trees, wreaths and ornaments. However, if you gardeners want to really dazzle your guests this year, show them a display of bold … Continue reading

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New Annabelle Hydrangea

Okay, I know we’re no where close to spring but I’m already getting pumped up about gardening next year. One reason is because I just received my 2010 Stokes Seed catalog, but also because I just read a press release … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening

In these tough economic times we can’t afford to waste money, whether it be stocking the refrigerator with food or purchasing garden products, such as tools, mulch and seed. Here are five timely tips to make the most of your … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

Perhaps it wasn’t the best garden season for warm season crops, like tomatoes and cucumbers. But it sure seemed to be a good one for cool season crops. One crop that did exceptionally well in my garden was my Jade … Continue reading

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Birds in our Backyard

Head to and click on EUP Gardening for a link to the latest edition of Connie Thompson’s bird watching newsletter: Birds in Our Backyards. The newsletter is a collection of musings and sightings of birds in Michigan’s Eastern Upper … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Harvest

Gardening can be a lot of work. The payoff is good healthy food to eat. Gardening can be a lot of fun too, though. Especially when my grandson is helping me in the garden.

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