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Spring is coming, but don’t get bit by ‘sucker weather’

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Spring is coming, but don’t get bit by ‘sucker weather’

This is an exciting time of the year for us yard buffs. Now on Daylight Saving Time, the days are getting longer. There are fits and starts of sunshine intermixed with lingering days of cold, snow or...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018

How to efficiently build outbuildings on your yard

A few years back, I had a conversation with someone in the grocery store and we discovered that we both lived in the same area. When I described where our house is and what it looked like, he...

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Thursday, March 1st, 2018

How to successfully start garden seeds for spring

I rely on several sources for good gardening information. Because it’s impossible to memorize the vast body of knowledge related to horticulture, I have a set of references, experts and publications, and keep them accessible. While I use...

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

How to know what will grow in our area

In gardening there is a direct connection between experience and wisdom. This is when you try a new approach, or plant a new variety, and see how it goes. This is learning by “trial and error.” It’s...

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Seed starting class, garden expo are great resources

I love this time of year, with its transitions and bit of uncertainty. You never know what the day will hold — will it be still and warm, windy and chilly, or overcast or clear? In anticipation of...

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Do you know what these gardening terms mean?

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Do you know what these gardening terms mean?

There is always more to learn in the world of home gardening and horticulture at large. I’m going to test your knowledge with the latest batch of grower’s terms. Chances are some will be familiar, others will...

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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Renewable, durable and versatile wood provides utility and beauty

Woodworking has been a part of my life since childhood. I remember making small wood articles from pieces of wood found around our home. When I entered junior high school, I discovered industrial arts class. Learning how...

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Ways to become a better gardener this year

I don’t usually make any New Year’s Day resolutions, because if the new practice is worthwhile to consider and put into place, it’s done “on the fly” throughout the year. I’m also not a good resolution keeper, being...

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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The wonderful lessons we learned from our Amish friends

Editor’s note: Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie Cooper, wrote today’s The Garden Spot column.  My husband Jay is a friendly guy. We can’t go anywhere without him starting up a conversation with random people. So it was no...

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Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Molasses is actually the ancient word for honey

During a recent visit to family in southern Arizona, I helped my brother prepare one of his marinades for rotisserie meats. Over the years, he’s become accomplished at putting some delectable treats on the table from the...

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