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Finding Winter Inspiration

 by Kate Wilson During these grey days of winter, I’m often day dreaming about my garden. Taking mental notes of what worked well last year and usually more importantly, what didn’t work so well. Where to extend my bed lines, … Continue reading

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Planting bulbs in the Fall for Spring rewards

 by Kate Wilson As a mother of two young children, planning ahead and following through as planned is a sweet rarity. There are always well meaning intentions to do more, get more done whether around the house or being more … Continue reading

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Deer Control?

Written by Kate Wilson The most popular room in our house is the screen porch, despite its small and somewhat awkward size. Even on cold winter days, if the sun is out, we’re out on the porch. It happens to be … Continue reading

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The 411 on Four Organic Products

 by Kate Wilson, Oakland Nursery Hortculturalist     You’ve decided to grow organic! Great, whatever the reasoning behind you’re decision I’d like to support you and your organic gardening efforts. My favorite bonus to growing organic is barefoot gardening! Having a healthy garden from … Continue reading

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Three Must-Know Tips for Seed Starting

 by Kate Wilson               Seed starting indoors is not for the timid or faint of heart. It’s an endeavor. Although it can potentially make economic sense to seed start, you’re saving some $$ in … Continue reading

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JUNE IS PERENNIAL GARDENING MONTH!

Early June, my favorite time of the year. The beginning of the summer when summer is gentle and new, full of lush greens, clear blue skies dabbed with cotton candy clouds, when fresh earthy and herbal scents mingle in the … Continue reading

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Urban/Suburban Vegetable Gardening

Memorial Day weekend is often the traditional time when many people plant tomatoes,   peppers, and other frost sensitive vegetable plants. We have seen a tremendous increase in the interest of vegetable gardening in the past year or two, especially among … Continue reading

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Organic Pest Control

As more people develop an interest in vegetable gardening, finding organic ways to control pests has taken center stage. Organic pest control can be initially overwhelming, but with a few techniques, the home gardener can promote beneficial organisms and reduce … Continue reading

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