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Furniture Care

Outdoor living is so popular now. So it stands to reason that we all have a piece of furniture or two that would benefit from some extra attention, especially after a summer of steady use and exposure to the elements. Even furniture that is treated to be weather...
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Early Fall Gardening

Falling temperatures are the usual clue that we’re nearing the end of summer. But long-range weather forecasters predict that temperatures will hover in the very pleasant upper 70s and low 80s for the next 30 days or so, giving us lots of time to plant some fall veg...
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Cabbage, Radish, and Apple Cole Slaw

Ingredients 5 cups shredded cabbage, red or green 1 cup Granny Smith apple, cut into matchstick pieces 3/4 cup radish, cut into matchstick pieces 2 tbsp white onion, very finely diced Directions Combine cabbage, apple, radish and onion in large mixing bowl. In a small...
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Late Summer Veggie Gardening

Once the heat of the Dog Days begins to wane, I start thinking about how to slow down my gardening. This time of year tends to bring out the harvester in all of us. But we usually don’t experience a first frost until mid-October, so there is plenty of time to plant...
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All About Hydrangea

As the days shorten, it’s time to look at what late summer has to offer our gardens. We are counting on a fabulous display from that summertime staple, the hydrangea. There is a variety for every garden, whether your boat is floated by the big, blowsy mopheads or the...
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Late Summer Gardening

August 3rd marks the end of summer’s Dog Days. Cicadas and crickets sing us to sleep. Nights, though still warm, are noticeably longer. And sadly, summer days shorten. The season never seems long enough, but it’s time for gardeners everywhere to reap what they have...
LEARN MORE

Pesto Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 lb chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, chopped 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained of most oil, chopped 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 oz mushrooms, sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup basil pesto 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon...
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Sunlight in the Garden ABCs

One of the first questions that you might be asked when you visit the garden center is “How much light do you have?” All plants require sunlight to photosynthesize, but the amount that different plants need varies widely. Though many are adaptable and will grow in...
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Attracting Birds with Flowers

When you’re at the Garden Center choosing flowering perennials and annuals for your yard, there are probably many factors that affect your decision. The size of the plants at maturity. The color and time of bloom. Perhaps whether or not the plants will re-flower....
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Mid-Summer Gardening

Nobody likes to be the first to say it, but here goes. Summer is waning. But there are plenty of things to do in the garden-weeding, watering new trees and shrubs, weeding, dividing perennials and yes, more weeding. Why not take a break from these mundane, mid-summer...
LEARN MORE
Furniture Care

Furniture Care

Outdoor living is so popular now. So it stands to reason that we all have a piece of furniture or two that would benefit from some extra attention, especially after a summer of steady use and exposure to the elements. Even furniture that is treated to be weather...

read more
Early Fall Gardening

Early Fall Gardening

Falling temperatures are the usual clue that we’re nearing the end of summer. But long-range weather forecasters predict that temperatures will hover in the very pleasant upper 70s and low 80s for the next 30 days or so, giving us lots of time to plant some fall veg...

read more
Cabbage, Radish, and Apple Cole Slaw

Cabbage, Radish, and Apple Cole Slaw

Ingredients 5 cups shredded cabbage, red or green 1 cup Granny Smith apple, cut into matchstick pieces 3/4 cup radish, cut into matchstick pieces 2 tbsp white onion, very finely diced Directions Combine cabbage, apple, radish and onion in large mixing bowl. In a small...

read more
All About Hydrangea

All About Hydrangea

As the days shorten, it’s time to look at what late summer has to offer our gardens. We are counting on a fabulous display from that summertime staple, the hydrangea. There is a variety for every garden, whether your boat is floated by the big, blowsy mopheads or the...

read more
Late Summer Gardening

Late Summer Gardening

August 3rd marks the end of summer’s Dog Days. Cicadas and crickets sing us to sleep. Nights, though still warm, are noticeably longer. And sadly, summer days shorten. The season never seems long enough, but it’s time for gardeners everywhere to reap what they have...

read more
Pesto Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Pesto Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 lb chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, chopped 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained of most oil, chopped 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 oz mushrooms, sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup basil pesto 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon...

read more
Attracting Birds with Flowers

Attracting Birds with Flowers

When you’re at the Garden Center choosing flowering perennials and annuals for your yard, there are probably many factors that affect your decision. The size of the plants at maturity. The color and time of bloom. Perhaps whether or not the plants will re-flower....

read more
Mid-Summer Gardening

Mid-Summer Gardening

Nobody likes to be the first to say it, but here goes. Summer is waning. But there are plenty of things to do in the garden-weeding, watering new trees and shrubs, weeding, dividing perennials and yes, more weeding. Why not take a break from these mundane, mid-summer...

read more

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