Gardening Tips by Bob Beyfuss

Gardening Tips: December 28, 2011

Care of Holiday Gift Plants


Gardening Tips: December 14, 2011

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
This is a column I enjoy writing every year at this time. In fact it is pretty much the exact same column as last year! Holiday gift shopping may be a joy for some people but for others it is torture. Some of us are just not that good at picking out gifts that will be appreciated. Fortunately almost everyone has some interest in gardening so the following suggestions might make your task a bit easier this year.


Gardening Tips: December 7, 2011r

’Tis the Burning Season
Burning wood has allowed humans to survive in places and during times that our early ancestors could not. Every time we fire up the wood stove or light a log in the fireplace we are repeating an ancient ritual. Wood fires provide a comfort and sense of well-being that cannot be explained in terms of modern science. Whether you cut and prepare your own firewood or buy it locally, you are utilizing a renewable resource that can last indefinitely. Properly managed, a 10-acre woodlot can yield about five full cords of wood a year, forever.


Gardening Tips: November 16, 2011

Just about everyone who writes a newspaper column aspires to be a popular writer and perhaps someday have the chance to appear in major media, reading our brilliant thoughts to a huge audience. Few columnists have been as successful or as famous as was Andy Rooney. He was also almost universally loved, despite his reputation as an old curmudgeon.


Gardening Tips: October 12, 2011

Fall Foliage


Gardening Tips: October 5, 2011

Mosquitoes
It is raining as I write this column, an all too common occurrence since August 28 when Irene arrived. All told, I have measured more than 25 inches of rain at my home since that fateful day that changed the landscape of our region. The clean-up efforts will continue for years and the side effects of all this rain are being felt right now as we deal with an explosion of mosquitoes.


Gardening Tips: August 17, 2011

Permaculture Part 1
Imagine not having to ever buy herbs, vegetables or fruit for your family, yet still being able to enjoy a tasty and healthy diet. In some parts of the world, such as some tropical islands in the Pacific, nature provides most of the food for free, without even having to till the soil or plant seeds, weed, fertilize and perform all the other tasks associated with food production. While such a scenario is appealing to many of us, few will ever get to actually experience it.


Gardening Tips: July 27, 2011

Hot Gardening


Gardening Tips: July 13, 2011

How to Mow


Gardening Tips: June 15, 2011

Summer Flowering Trees
We are very lucky to enjoy such a great assortment of spring flowering trees ranging from the early blooming Shadblow and Cherries (Amelanchier sp. and Prunus sp.) to mid-spring redbud and Bradford Pear (Cercis sp and Pyrus sp.) to the multitude of crabapples (Malus sp) and finally the dogwoods (Cornus). The only problem is that by the first week of June the party is just about over!


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