Monthly Archives: January 2011

Walters Gardens

Over the past dozen years or so I’ve visited a number of garden centers, nurseries and other horticulture related businesses in Michigan. One Michigan hort business that particularly stands out in my mind is Walters Gardens, in Zeeland, just outside … Continue reading

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If you’re as passionate about gardening asI am, you’ll want some gardening books to referenceor to sit back and read for the sheer pleasure;however, you could spend a fortune buying garden books.If I could purchase only one garden book, it … Continue reading

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Houseplant Frustration

It frustrates me the way houseplants are usually sold in the stores in those green or ( larger) black nursery pots. These pots are okay for shipping and display, but not so good if you want to put the plant … Continue reading

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Seed Catalogs for 2011

Three days after Christmas I opened my mailbox and behold–six garden catalogs! Manna from heaven. Now, as I look down the long snowy road of winter I’ll at least have my garden catalogs to peruse. What’s new this year? Plenty. … Continue reading

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Birds in our Backyards

Connie Thompson is in her fifth year of publishing her informative and entertaining newsletter, Birds in our Backyards. Her newsletter chronicles the comings and goings of birds in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. You can access present and past issues of … Continue reading

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