Monthly Archives: January 2012

Know Your Hardiness Zone

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Finally, the long awaited hardiness zone map is out. This is updated from the last one issued in the 90’s. Find out what zone you garden in, then purchase perennials, trees, and shrubs accordingly. Or, … Continue reading

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Some New and Notable Vegies for 2012

                I haven’t let the drop in temps or the heavy snowfall diminish my excitement for the new vegetable offerings in the 2012 catalogs. In fact, the blanket of snow is good news for the perennials I still have sitting … Continue reading

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Tips for Making Your 2012 Garden Resolutions

Everyone has resolutions for the new year. As gardeners we may want to list a few goals for our 2012 gardening and landscaping. This can help make a big job a little more manageable, both in terms of the work … Continue reading

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Birds in Our Backyards

Winter is a great time to be a bird watcher in this area. Watch for snow birds, owls, and eagles. Get the whole scoop when you read January’s issue of Connie Thompson’s Birds in our Backyard. You can also visit … Continue reading

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