Article Archives: Going Green Gardening

Early Birds in the Garden

“You might think that after thousands of years of coming up too soon and getting frozen, the crocus family would have a little sense knocked into it.” — Robert Benchley (1889-1945) Crocuses (crocus, singular) are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and can often be seen … Read More

2015 Garden Trends

At long last we are blessed with signs of spring. I have tulips which are 5 inches above the ground, a few daffodils showing buds, and crocus which have already bloomed. In anticipation of this year’s gardening season, I recently googled The Annual Garden Trends Report of the Garden Media … Read More

Pumpkin Yes, Pumpkin Pie No …

Our harvest was gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, so that we might after a special manner rejoice together. — Edward Winslow Thanksgiving, like Christmas, is so full of fond memories for me. For example, I remember my Mom always prepared two different kinds of dressings — … Read More

Going, Going . . . Gone

I have always been amazed by the wonders of nature. For example, the hatching of butterflies, the life cycle of frogs, the effects of short and long daylight hours on plant growth, and the changing colors of leaves on deciduous trees and shrubs to beautiful shades of red, yellow, purple, … Read More

Oodles of Pumpkins

Oh! Fruit of boyhood! The old days recalling, when wood grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, glaring out through the dark with a candle within! — “The Pumpkin,” John Greenleaf Whittier (1850) The word “jack-o’-lantern” dates back to English … Read More