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Fenton Friday: A Sprinkling of Ground Cherries

Fenton Friday: A Sprinkling of Ground Cherries

This week, I found these Ground Cherries (Physalis spp.) from a couple plants that had reseeded in my garden plot and camouflaged themselves among the Marigolds. They are not the golden-yellow color that they should be for safe...

Amazon Influencer

Amazon Influencer

  I am now an Amazon Influencer – I earn a little bit from anything you order there after clicking through on this link. I’ll be updating my collection with the garden tools and...

Bloom Day: Purple October

Bloom Day: Purple October

Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the past month has been wet (understatement of the century) and chilly autumn temps arrived dramatically over the weekend. Though fall is known...

Cool-season Edible Gardening Tips

Cool-season Edible Gardening Tips

By Ashley O’ConnorKathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, gave a talk on cool-season edible gardening for the Mid-Atlantic region on Friday, September 28, at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.Included...

Fenton Friday: Garlic Planted

Fenton Friday: Garlic Planted

Elephant Garlic and “regular” garlic Thanks to Tony Sarmiento’s talk to the Silver Spring Garden Club on Monday, I had the inspiration to get my garlic in this week. Tony showed several kinds of...

Fenton Friday: Cistern Drained

Fenton Friday: Cistern Drained

We’ve had a few frost days this past week, but the Basil is holding on – though a bit damaged. It was time to drain our cistern and hoses, so we filled up several...

DIY: Stepping Stones

DIY: Stepping Stones

Pavers and stepping stones in your garden are essential for navigating your way around precious plant materials. The decorative aspects are unlimited. Make a path of them, create some as personalized gifts, or use them...