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Honey, I’m home….almost.

Tomorrow I'll start the trek back to Texas after a month in Colorado in grad school and my posts on GardenDishes will resume. In the meantime, hope you'll go to my Facebook author page for a FREE book give-away! If you have gardening questions, please send them my way. I'm ready to go back to work....… Continue reading Honey, I’m home….almost.

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HOT summer color: monochromatic doesn’t have to be monotonous

Powerful color can be powerful in the landscape.  The impact of massed color makes a showy display, even from a distance.  Don't like the cottage garden look? No worries. Try a monochromatic scheme instead. Pairings of similarly hued plants - whether it's the bloom or the foliage - fit well in any style landscape, from modern… Continue reading HOT summer color: monochromatic doesn’t have to be monotonous

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Biblical plant names (and life) can be confusing, depending on your perspective

Scary to see someone you love labeled as sick, isn't it?  The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming.  However, after 5 days in the hospital with a family member who I almost lost, I'm back out in my garden, thankful for the abundance of life around me and recognizing its incredible fragility.  What I labeled as "healthy"… Continue reading Biblical plant names (and life) can be confusing, depending on your perspective

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Easy to grow from seed: LET US have LETTUCE!

Some of my lettuce is beginning to bolt.  Just when it starts getting too hot in the kitchen and I prefer a cool salad over a warm meal, my salad fixins' peter out on me.  While I LIKE flowers, when a stalk shoots up on lettuce to produce flowers - thus producing seeds - I… Continue reading Easy to grow from seed: LET US have LETTUCE!