This Is What I’m Doing in the Garden

Single Focus Living I can’t seem to gardenblog and attend to my actual chores at the same time, so posting has been sparse. Fall is always one of the busiest times in the garden and this autumn has been spectacularly wonderful for getting things done. Which is a good thing, because I am now very […] The post This Is What I’m Doing in the Garden appeared first on Home Garden Companion ....more

Is It Fall Already?

Yesterday’s winds, today’s rain, and the smell that has been on the air tells me so. The asters blooming, the store displays burgeoning with mums (I bought two huge ones at Sam’s Club) also tell the undeniable story that summer has past. I still have tomatoes ripening on the vine, and they should continue to … Continue reading "Is It Fall Already?" The post Is It Fall Already? ...more

Homesteader Heirloom Apples and Real Cider

The Renaissance of Heirloom Apples Traditionally, an old fashioned fall treat has been the availability of aromatic autumn apples and the rich complex flavor of pressed cider. Although grocery stores attempt to carry “cider” in pasteurized containers all year, the taste is insipid in comparison to the special flavor that blended heirloom varieties give to … Continue reading "Homesteader Heirloom Apples and Real Cider" The post Homesteader Heirloom Apples and Real Cider appeared first on Home Garden Companion ....more

Tomato Troubles

I have large tomatoes, plenty of them…that is not the trouble. Hornworms. and cracking, those are the troubles ....more

I Have A Thing For Bicolor Bulbs, Especially Tulips

We all have our weaknesses, and one of mine is for those bicolor tulips that have a rim of one color and central color of another. while solid colors make a strong statement in the landscape view, the striking look of two colors suits me best. Three Examples One way I like to see these … Continue reading "I Have A Thing For Bicolor Bulbs, Especially Tulips" The post I Have A Thing For Bicolor Bulbs, Especially Tulips appeared first on Home Garden Companion ....more

How To Plant Dutch Bulbs For Fabulous Spring Flowers

Start Spring With A Big Pop of Color Apeldoorn Tulips | Though the usual sequence is to plant the bulbs in the fall for bloom in the spring, some growers cheat the system by chilling those sold for spring bloom. This is necessary for Southern gardens which don’t get the required cold temperatures. Presented here … Continue reading "How To Plant Dutch Bulbs For Fabulous Spring Flowers" The post How To Plant Dutch Bulbs For Fabulous Spring Flowers appeared first on Home Garden Companion ....more

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I need to make this post in order to claim my blog and change the settings on Bloglovin: Follow my blog with Bloglovin The post change for social media appeared first on Home Garden Companion ....more

A Dry And Crispy Lawn

We have had heat and my part of Central Ohio has been skipped for the last several thunderstorms. I see the toll it is taking on the surrounding cornfields: pineappled upper leaves and browning lower ones. The soybeans handle the conditions in far better shape ....more

Trees Talk

The science behind what we gardeners have often understood: plants communicate and help each other. Which is why a plant does better if planted together with its mutual members (groups of three or more); or the necessary symbiotic dependence of certain plants. ...more

Trouble with Hiring Garden Help

Americans Don’t Want The Work; not if it’s landscaping outdoors. I had thought to hire someone to help with landscaping chores next year. Will I be able to find someone? ...more
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