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On a walk in the woods in early fall, you may see a cluster of waxy, white stems with tiny, scale-like leaves rising out of the leaf litter or pine needles. At the end of each translucent stem is an … more
BRATTLEBORO — With the leaves starting to turn, one of the prettiest times of year in Vermont is underway, and more and more people are looking for trails and hikes to make the most of the … more
Summer is over, officially, and the garden knows it. Tomatoes exist only in the kitchen, many flowers are looking lackluster, and trees are losing their leaves. What's a gardener to do? I buy color … more
Though August is the eighth month of the year, it is an odd month for vegetable gardeners. That is because August embraces all of the activities that encompass a growing season. For one, it is a … more
Q: My wife and I were just returning home from a paddling outing on Lake Buel and saw something cross the road ahead of us. This was about 3 p.m. today on Route 41 in the Williamsville section of … more
One of the more fascinating, if not disturbing, pests now to be found in the vegetable garden is the tomato hornworm, so called for the large hornlike structure on its tail end. Though quite large, … more
I became interested in finding a local nursery offering native varieties of milkweed (Asclepias), and other native plants popular with pollinators, after receiving queries from readers about … more
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