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Hydrangea — the chameleon of the botanical world

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Hydrangea — the chameleon of the botanical world

I remember several years ago a stand-up comedy routine being performed where the comedian referred to a Thermos vacuum bottle and said something to the effect of, “I love these things. You put hot liquids or stew in...

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Is that Jerry Garcia in my garden?

C’mon — work with me! Either that title got your attention or made you scratch your head, depending on your generation, interest or knowledge of pop culture. Jerry Garcia, of course, was the iconic founder and leader...

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A man and his tractor

Editor’s Note: This week’s article is written by Maggie Cooper, Jay Cooper’s wife, and is a salute to rural life — and the excuse it provides, to many a man, to purchase and bond with a tractor....

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

As spring progresses, be sure to look around while outside

Spring is a great time of year. I always look forward to it, and so far, it has not disappointed! While there are the usual fits of warmth and cold, the season is moving forward. Soon we’ll...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

April showers bring … (fill in the blank)

I suppose the best completion of this article’s title would be, “May flowers.” The follow on to that is, “But, what do May flowers bring?” Pilgrims, of course (ugh)! For today, I’d like to finish our little ditty...

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It’s game day for gardeners

Just as an athletic team trains in the offseason or during the week for the games coming up, we gardeners are constantly training and learning new things. Some are outright mundane and give a lot of time...

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Why all the fuss about kale?

Editor’s Note: This week’s Garden Spot column was written by Maggie Cooper, wife of regular columnist Jay Cooper. We hear a lot lately about kale. I personally never ate kale until last summer. My son and his...

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Onions, scallions and chives … oh, my!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Onions, scallions and chives … oh, my!

My apologies to The Wizard of Oz for absconding with Dorothy’s list of animals to be feared on her journey down the yellow brick road. The cadence created by uttering, “lions, tigers and bears, oh my!” serves...

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Garden Expo is too good to be missed

I really like the sign that our friends at the Motor Vu Theater have had up for several weeks. It simply states, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy.” For those of us that have gardened over the years, we...

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The magic of warm soil

While the first day of spring is in the history book for 2016, we are in the throes of meteorological uncertainty. As I write this, the clouds have settled down low across the valley, and large snowflakes...

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