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Garden Tools Nov. 04, 2020

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In November, most of us will see our transition into winter, although many northern and high-altitud... Read More

Autumn Is Coming ... Thankfully! Sep. 17, 2020


Week of Sept. 20-26, 2020 Well, I don't know about you, but I've had just about as much of the summe... Read More

Indoor Plants Nov. 13, 2019

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Q: I have tried for several years to keep houseplants indoors during the winter and then move them o... Read More

A Celestial Halloween Oct. 24, 2019


Week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2019 "Trick or treat!" Soon, we'll be hearing this phrase coming from a v... Read More

Pumpkin Mania Oct. 04, 2019

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Now that it's October, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. And our grocery store shelves are full of all... Read More

A Deeper Look at Daylilies Jul. 17, 2019

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The botanical name for daylilies is Hemerocallis. It comes from two Greek words: Hemera is day, and ... Read More

Earth at Aphelion Jun. 27, 2019


Week of June 30-July 6, 2019 While you're enjoying the pool and soaking up some rays this summer, tr... Read More

Spring Turns to Summer Jun. 13, 2019


Week of June 16-22, 2019 A change of seasons is coming in just a few days. Officially, the summer s... Read More

Spring is Coming! Mar. 14, 2019


Week of March 17-23, 2019 Spring is about to ... well, spring! At least in the Earth's Northern Hemi... Read More

Coffee Grounds Feb. 06, 2019

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Q: My local coffee shop offers five-pound bags of used coffee grounds for free. According to the sig... Read More

Lawn Fertilization Nov. 07, 2018

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Q: We moved from California to Wisconsin back in June. One of my neighbors said that he fertilizes h... Read More

What Time Is It? Nov. 01, 2018


Week of Nov. 4-10, 2018 Here we are at that magical time of year when I encounter a surprising numbe... Read More

A Change of Seasons Sep. 13, 2018


Week of Sept. 16-22, 2018 Around this time of year, I've had just about enough of summertime. Grant... Read More

Autumn Is Coming! Sep. 14, 2017


Week of September 17-23, 2017 Autumn is nearly here, and for this desert rat, it can't come soon en... Read More

Earth's Elliptical Orbit Jun. 22, 2017


Week of June 25-July 1, 2017 Summer is only a couple days old, and already we're baking. As I writ... Read More

Get Ready: Summer is Coming! Jun. 15, 2017


Week of June 18-24, 2017 Hard to believe it's mid-June once again. That, of course, means a change ... Read More

Fall Leaves Oct. 05, 2016

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As the cool weather arrives in the northern states, trees will start showing their hidden colors. Th... Read More

Baby Angel Nov. 14, 2013

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Autumn has always been a transitional season for me. As a child, I saw it as the time when the caref... Read More