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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I once had a nightmare where a lump under a welcome mat was lurching toward me as I hid under the covers. It sounds weird ...
"When thunder roars, go indoors" is a good rule for protection from lightning. But there isn't always an audible warning.
People often make assumptions about others based on their hair color, hairstyle, clothes, skin tone, purse or even car.
Lemmy's owners call me just before noon. They relay a story that's unlikely at best, but the take-home message is Lemmy's depressive ...
When bees are mentioned, painful bee stings may come to mind. But the culprits in most cases are wasps, especially the ground-dwelling yellow jackets.
During the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.
About two months ago, Lemmy's family suffered the loss of their home to a fire. No one was injured, and Lemmy has remained in ...
I want to repay my student loans. Therefore, I charge people for my veterinarian services.
I'm an Iowan, born, bred and super corn-fed.
When I was a kid, some of my older relatives would always tell me, "You have a big imagination."
August in Hall County is an amazing time of the year.
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