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March has been ferocious. None of this "In like a lion, out like a lamb" business. The entire month has been a Tyrannosaurus Rex, if you ask me. I've done more roof-shoveling this month than I … more
Q: I read your column regularly and always enjoy learning new things from you. We have a bird feeder on our back deck, and I love to watch the birds (and squirrels) who come to eat at our feeder in … more
Last weekend, as I was refilling the hulled sunflower seed feeder, two rival male black-capped chickadees began their spring rivalry. Hidden from sight within the evergreen hedge we share with Al and … more
Constellations are like states. Just as the continental U.S. is divided into 48 such states — some large and some small — the heavens are also divided into 88 constellations. And just as every city in the U.S. (except … more
This was a good gardening year for me. Although we had some rainy times, and some hot, dry times, overall the weather was conducive to good plant growth. As usual, I tried a number of new things. … more
Even the best vegetable gardener can struggle to keep house plants alive. A champion rose gardener sometimes kills her fiddle-leafed fig or "mother-in-law's tongue" (also called the snake plant or … more
CASTLETON — Vermont's fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Jan. 27, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Castleton. Vermont's Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes … more
There are a few plants I just do not like. Yes, I'm known as the Gardening Guy and have the website to prove it ( So I should love — or at least like — all plants. … more
Ground Hog's Day has come and gone. That means we're coming down the home stretch. Winter is more than half gone. It's time to think about ordering seeds, if you haven't yet.I know that many great … more
When I mentioned to an acquaintance that I not only grow my vegetables with organic methods, but my flowers, too, he looked at me funny and asked, "Why? Are you going to eat your peonies?" No, I … more
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