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Fall garden chores

October 26, 2016

Packed with recipes, garden designs, décor suggestions, and lists of the most important garden chores, The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook is an irreplaceable seasonal resource.

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Winter garden design

October 26, 2016

Although winter is primarily the time of year to showcase structure in the garden, this does not mean it needs to be devoid of color. Evergreens, colorful woody stems, ornamental berries, and the remnants of dry grasses and seedheads all partner together to chase away the winter blues. Enjoy the detailed “Winter Wonderland” garden design […]

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Recipes to “fall back” on

October 20, 2016

In November we “fall back,” gaining an hour of daylight  back to wrap up our fall harvests and put our gardens to bed. Here are some of our favorite Timber Press recipes for using those late summer and autumn harvests to their fullest potential:

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Plantiful tips for “overwintering”

October 13, 2016

The range of effort required to keep tender plants alive over the winter varies from really easy to not difficult at all. What you’ll be capable of depends on how much you can lift without injury, how much control you have over the indoor climate, and how much space is available. Enjoy these tips and tricks for “overwintering” from Kristin […]

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The best time to prune

October 5, 2016

Why is winter the ideal time to prune the deciduous trees and shrubs in your garden?

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Comparing seasons in the Northeast garden

April 8, 2015

The author of Growing the Northeast Garden reflects on a region well-known for its seasons and takes us through one of its many beautiful gardens. You’ll often hear that the Northeast “has” seasons. Most every place does, but given our place on the map, this speaks to how the differences between ours are more pronounced. […]

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Earth Food

November 19, 2014

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?, this post originally appeared on their blog. Earth Food David has been talking about storing summer bulbs, and it got me thinking about all the things we who live in cold climates do to prepare for winter. As gardeners we […]

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Greenhouse maintenance checklist

September 26, 2014

Recommended seasonal upkeep from the author of The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual. It often seems as if greenhouse maintenance can be done year-round. After all, you spend a lot of time in your greenhouse so why not maintain it all year? But I have found that trying to carry out major cleaning and maintenance around plants […]

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Preparing my garden for winter

November 7, 2011

 Marie Iannotti, author of the upcoming book The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables, is our guest poster today. She is in the midst of preparing her garden for winter and shares her plans for the change in season. She writes regularly at About.com in the Gardening section.  Fall is unpredictable in my area. Some […]

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End of season sanitizing

November 23, 2009

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, this post originally appeared on their blog. End of Season Sanitizing It’s late November and garden ghosts from last summer’s bounty may still linger in standing dead stalks of flowers long gone. Unfortunately, some of this left-over plant material may be […]

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