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Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

October can be such a confusing time for new gardeners. Though the sun certainly isn’t as warm, the golden color of autumn light can fool us into thinking that it is still late summer.  Fall is the time of year for two of our favorite garden activities-harvest and...
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Pecan Pie Cake

INGREDIENTS Pecan Pie Filling: 2 Tbsp cornstarch 2/3 cup water 1 large egg yolk 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 tsp vanilla Brown Sugar Cake: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup...
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Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks!

We love this time of year. The landscape is extraordinarily beautiful as it readies itself for a long slumber. Maples that spent the summer cloaked in muted shades of green explode into the vivid hues of autumn. Even the colors of the evergreens seem to intensify....
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Pumpkins and Squashes and Gourds. Oh my!

If I had to choose, my favorite season would have to be autumn. There are so many reasons. The golden color of the light. The crisp mornings. Glorious fall color. But number one? Carving pumpkins and squashes! Pumpkins and squashes refer to species of the genus...
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Fall Houseplant Care

October is such a transitional time, a month that seems to teeter on the edge of a climatic cliff. Colors change as deep green foliage morphs into mellow butter yellow or fiery scarlet. Forms change as plants drop their leafy garb to expose the structure of bare...
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Winterizing Your Pond

Last week’s heat wave has broken and the nights are getting cooler again. Leaves have begun to color and fall. And even though we want to imagine that it still feels like summer, winter is definitely on its way, making it a great time to get your ponds and water...
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Slow Cooker Chili Mac

Ingredients 1 pound very lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 (30 oz) can chili beans in chili sauce or 2 (15-16 oz) cans chili beans in chili sauce 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes 2 cups beef broth 1 tablespoon...
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Autumn is Prime Planting Time

Today’s Autumnal Equinox marks the astronomical end of summer and the first day of fall for all of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere. And whether you love winter, or hate it, the event means that colder temperatures and longer nights are on the way. According to...
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Taking care of your yard!

For many gardeners, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the autumn lawn care season. Cooler temperatures and more regular rainfall make the fall an excellent time to start a new lawn or repair an existing one. The still-warm soil speeds up seed...
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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients Dough Ingredients: 1/4 cup [b]salted[/b] butter or clarified butter (ghee) 3/4 cup milk (I used cow’s milk) 1/4 cup water 3 1/4 – 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 envelope ‘rapid rise’ or instant yeast (approx. 2 1/4...
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Fall Houseplant Care

Fall Houseplant Care

October is such a transitional time, a month that seems to teeter on the edge of a climatic cliff. Colors change as deep green foliage morphs into mellow butter yellow or fiery scarlet.

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Winterizing Your Pond

Winterizing Your Pond

Last week’s heat wave has broken and the nights are getting cooler again. Leaves have begun to color and fall. And even though we want to imagine that it still feels like summer, winter is definitely on its way, making it a great time to get your ponds and water features ready for the frosty temperatures to come.

read more

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