By July, tomatoes will be ripe and herb gardens will beg for a trim. When combined with protein-rich garbanzo beans and tangy feta, this quinoa salad provides a nutritionally balanced and in-season answer to heavy potato salad. Whether you’re grilling poolside or heading to a summer block party, you’ll be saying, “Opa!” like the best of the Greeks!
Same song, second verse. Another hailstorm, reminiscent of the epic hailstorm of May 2010, but, thankfully, not so intense. Still... damaging enough...to gardens, windows, roofs, and, most of all, our I-am-feeling-very-picked-on temperaments
A week ago this past Friday, I stopped in Bog Lots with Mom. I love browsing in that store! I don't always buy something, but I do more often than not. I think my original intention before we got there was to look for books (most are $2 & $3) but I'm easily distracted upon walking through those sliding glass doors! I love Patriotic decor in our home from May through September 11th (some stays year round as it does in our northern home) and I immediately set out to get a closer look at what they had on display in the center... read more
June reigns as queen in the garden world. Even at higher elevations, winter has loosened its icy grip, and the lush greens of new foliage shimmer in the sun’s warmth. Add the jewellike sparkle of abundant...
Gardening season is in full swing. But a particular garden in west suburban Warrenville has become a battleground. And as Nancy Loo reports in tonight's Cover story, similar situations have likely taken root in your community.
My husband has made it clear that he doesn't like roses. Oh, when they're in bloom, he'll comment about how beautiful they are and "don't they smell nice?" But apparently, that's not enough to make him like them. I asked him just what it was that he disliked so much. "They've got nasty thorns." Well, I'll give him that. But for me, roses are worth the thorns.
When I’m giving a lecture on roses I often begin by telling the audience my presentation could be hazardous to their health. You see I know better than most that once rose fever sets in, there is no cure. No matter how many roses one has, there will always be a more appealing one coming up in the next gardening catalog.
Okay, so this isn’t a typical gardening blog post, but it is about tropical fruit and mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world, believe it or not. Before you correct me with apples or oranges, remember the vast population that lives in prime mango growing real estate below the equator.
West Grove, PA—All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has named the Francis Meilland™ rose its 2013 winner. It is the second consecutive year that a Conard-Pyle Company rose has had the honor of being named the sole winner. This is the second consecutive AARS winner from Conard-Pyle; Sunshine Daydream was the 2012 AARS winner.
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