One Christmas we gathered at my parents' house for the seasonal festivities.
Plans made over the holidays often involve finding a new home. Real estate agents are surprised when I bring a compass along while house hunting.
I remember as a child having houseplants my mother grew. It was interesting to see them grow and how my mom took care of them.
Today is the last day of fall. In many households, this means there is also a last batch of tree leaves and pine straw to remove from grass and various other areas.
I am a scientist, and this sometimes interferes in my personal life.
Each year, the Hall County Master Gardeners select one of their own as the Master Gardener of the Year.
Recently, I received an email with some questions about a specific disease and the vaccines intended to prevent the malady. Hopefully, all of you will get something out of the answers.
The ornament was beautiful.
Oso, Wash., is a quiet farm community of about 180 people, located 60 miles northeast of Seattle. Pretty green valleys alternate with mountain slopes that are covered with pine, fir and cedar trees.
Even though winter weather is here, gardeners can still do some things in the yard. Even though they are not really big jobs, they are important to do to maintain a healthy garden and be ready for the upcoming growing season.
The language of the universe is written in numbers.
Early-morning frost is here. If you haven't done anything yet to protect your outdoor plumbing, it's probably time to do so.
Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers' shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone.
Time is still on the clock - which has been ticking in retail stores since about Aug. 1 - to do some poking around for a nice bottle of wine or related goodies to give as a nice Christmas gift.
If you're like me, you decorate for the holidays.
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The whipworms are gone. Well, the adult whipworms are gone.
Summer starts officially Monday afternoon. As always, we'll have hot days ahead, but it won't be like the heat wave that southeastern Asia ...
When azaleas have blossomed into a big green bush but have lost their spring brilliance, it is easy to forget they are there.
Are you enjoying a more flexible schedule right now? Summertime can really open up spaces or time slots on a calendar and "doing nothing" can ...
It happens. Despite millions of dollars in research, and detailed testing beforehand, sometimes it happens. Sometimes a side effect occurs when we use a drug ...
Lemmy comes in for his first "senior" visit, with no problems to report.
Summer is a mere 20 days away. Time to start thinking about hot-weather quaffing.
Lemmy recovers from his bout with apparent "kennel cough" with no complications.
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