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Editor's Note: While garden columnist Ron Kujawski hibernates for the winter, columnist Thomas Christopher will be stepping in for bi-monthly garden advice. The column, which previously ran in … more
 Q: While raking leaves, leaves from a neighbor's maple tree have blown into our yard. Most of these leaves have large black patches on them, usually one or two per leaf. We have no maples, so … more
Q: I've lived on the lake in Cheshire for 18 years. Every June, the turtles lay their eggs in several places on my property, but despite my best efforts to protect the nests, critters always destroy … more
This is a time of year when little is happening in the garden. Weeds either have been pulled, or won't be — until next spring. I've cut back most flowers, both perennial and annual. The ground … more
I've never calculated how much I spend each year on bird seed, but it's considerable. I know people some spend a lot more, who think nothing of buying big bags of two or three kinds of specialized … more
As an organic gardener, I am always looking for ways to minimize the chances of pests or diseases in my garden. I don't use fungicides or insecticides, not even those that are all-natural and are … more
Since ancient times, explorers have brought back seeds and seedlings from exotic lands. Some, like the apple, have been a boon to the citizens of their adoptive home. Others, like the notorious kudzu … more
Growing garlic involves less work than anything else I grow. There really are only 3 steps: plant it, mulch it, and harvest it. It's also the least expensive, once you have an established bed of … more
This is the dark time of the year. The sun sets early, and is often obscured by clouds dripping rain and snow. For that reason, I string bright lights on trees outdoors, decorate a tree indoors, … more
Frost was late this year. It was nearly mid-October before we had a hard frost, one that murdered the zinnias and blackened the basil. For me, hard frost is a day to mourn a little, to spend a few … more
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