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Green Thumb Sunday: Strawberry, in progress

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

A getaway…and a gift accepted

It had been sometime in January 2014 that I’d last been more than a few miles away from The Pickle (or, the bundle of cells previously known as Spawn), so as the Independence Day holiday weekend approached, The Unicorn suggested I get out of town by myself. We had a freezer full of milk, after [...]

Green Thumb Sunday: Varied levels, Vanuatu

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Green Thumb Sunday: Tiny star, Samoa

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Green Thumb Sunday: Vanuatu garden path

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Green Thumb Sunday: Garden bench

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join in Green Thumb Sunday every week. Visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

Deploy water guns; foster the next generation of gardeners

So, apparently a fairly high percentage of you gardeners out there got into the habit of growing things as a kid. So says the results of a recently-released Garden-Share survey, which found 37.7 percent of their members started gardening by the age of 10. The results don’t surprise me, really. After all, the sample set [...]

Five takeaways of gardening

Though I realize it’s probably a bit disingenuous, at this point, to act like I know absolutely nothing about gardening. But five things? That means I’ve learned more than one thing per year. Or something like that. Regardless, today I’d like to invite you to step over to Heather Mak’s Five Takeaways blog, where I [...]

Guest Post: Fairies inspire a young gardener

[Editor's Note: This post is from Ysa, the step-daughter of one of my co-workers. She's making her first foray into gardening this years, and I invited her to make an appearance here. Please give her a warm welcome!] Hi. I am doing a guest post. I am 7 years old and I have a garden. [...]

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour Highlights: Raised Beds

Let’s face it. Gardening? Might seem like a harmless activity, but it’s hell on the body. All that bending? Kills the back. All that crawling around in the dirt? Might seem like fun to some people, but the knees! The knees! I know. I sound like I’m Methuselah or something. But I swear to you, [...]