May 26, 2011 RSS feed / House & Home

The Gardening Guy

Hardening Off Plants and Planting the Vegetable Garden

EACH GARDENER knows best when to plant the vegetable garden. For many, it’s Memorial Day weekend, though I tend to plant some things later, others much earlier. But long before I plant seedlings, I get them ready for planting. More...

Slim Randle’s Home Country

I T ALL BEGAN when old man Ortega’s rooster disappeared. He reported it to the police, of course, who thought this neighborhood alarm clock finally met with a dissatisfied customer and was now cradled in dumplings.  More...

It’s Time to Become an Outdoor Family

Families interested in exploring nature and learning basic outdoor skills are invited to participate in Becoming an Outdoor Family Weekend, June 3-5, 2011 at Stillwater State Park in north-central Vermont. More...

Tunbridge Walk in the Woods - June 18

Vermont Woodlands Association invites you to its Walk in the Woods Series: Northern Hardwood Forest Management on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 9:00am – Noon at Paul Harwood’s Property in Tunbridge.  More...

All you need to know about growing dahlias

We have the Aztecs to thank for the dahlia, a tender bulb (actually a tuber) planted in late spring for gorgeous blooms in late summer. A long-lasting cut flower, the dahlia makes a great addition to any garden.  More...

Planting & Growing Day Lilies

Remember Rodney Dangerfield? He was the comedian that had as his signature line: “I don’t get no respect!” The common daylily (Hemerocallis) seems to be the Rodney Dangerfield of Vermont perennial flowers. More...

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Why Not Make Wine?

This is a history conversation of a more gentle time, when kids didn’t need a driver to get to an organized game. It’s about a nature treasure hunt.  More...

REFRESH YOUR WOOD DECK FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING

With summer fast approaching, your wooden deck will soon be the focal point of your socializing. Is your deck companyready? If not, this is the time to do something about it.  More...

Gold in our Lawns

The first color in my lawn is scilla, small and a gentle blue. Then come the violets followed by the dandelions. Everyone has them, (unless they prevent them by weed killer). More...

Purple Traps Going Up Across Vermont

MONTPELIER – Purple, threesided traps resembling a box kite can be seen in ash trees throughout Vermont as part of a surveillance program by federal and state agencies.  More...

CSA’s In and Around Northfield

Brotherly Farm Organic  Angela & Craig Russell 570 Lavender Rd Brookfield, VT 05036 802-276-9904 Email Us: www.brotherlyfarm.com   More...

Check out L.A.C.E’s veggie garden

With the recently announced move of Local Agricultural Community Exchange (LACE) from Main Street in Barre comes the transitioning of the LACE Window Garden Project to the Barre Community Gardens at Metro Way.  More...

Growing Fruit Trees In Pots - A Great Idea!

If you have poor soil, limited time or a small space for fruit gardening, limited mobility, or want to garden creatively or on patios, then you should consider growing fruits in containers. More...




 


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