Mint is one of those plants that gardeners seem to love to hate. Not because of its many fantastic uses but because of its ability to spread and take over. I admit that it does seem to have lofty ideas about taking over the world but I truly can’t imagine a garden without mint. What… Read More.
It’s that time of year again when you’re busily putting up the last of the gardens harvest and feeling pretty good about what you’ve grown and preserved to feed your family throughout the winter months. As you stand in your kitchen and admire all your hard work, your revere is broken by the cloud… Read More.
Roasted Banana Squash with Tarragon Print This is an easy roasted veggie recipe that is so simple and flavorful. Take the leftovers, add a little chicken broth and puree. Voila, it yields an incredibly delicious soup! Author: Shannon Recipe type: Main Ingredients About ½ of a medium-large banana squash, peeled, seeded and cut into… Read More.
I always know when Fall has truly arrived. We choose to move our bed outdoors for the summer months and every year we seem to have an unspoken contest between the two of us on just how long we can continue to sleep outside. If it rains we give in easily and head for the… Read More.
Pesto, Veggie and Two Cheese Pizza Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins Easy and fresh pizza recipe. Author: Shannon Recipe type: Main Serves: 2-4 Ingredients ½ cup basil pesto ½ cup shredded asiago cheese ¼ cup roasted red peppers ¼ cup fresh sliced mushrooms ¼ cup… Read More.
Governor Kitzhaber has proclaimed the middle week of June 16th to 21st as Oregon Pollinator Week. You can check out www.Pollinator.org for events during pollinator week but the easiest thing to do would be to plant a pollinator friendly plant for the bees!’ You get the beauty of the flowers and herbs and the… Read More.
I was looking through some of my older books and came across this terrific looking strawberry drink recipe. It’s described as “combining the tartness of lemon balm leaves with the sweetness of strawberries and ice cream.” Ooh la la. Sure wish those berries would ripen faster! Strawberries a la Haga Print Author: Shannon Recipe… Read More.
In our veggie garden aphids and lettuce just seem to go hand in hand. The little buggers just love to get down in the leaves & so far the only control we’ve ever used was to just wash them off when we harvest. I was super excited when I read a great article about planting… Read More.
I’ve been in love with Calendula for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the first seeds I ever planted and was thrilled at how many came up. Way back then my motto must have been ‘No Seedling Left Behind’ because I planted them EVERYWHERE! In a few weeks our herb garden, flower… Read More.
I was recently asked how we choose the varieties of plants we grow. So I thought I’d share how we determine who’s a Hit and who’s a Miss. The average gardener’s mailbox starts filling up with loads of seed catalogs in early January. When you grow plants for a living you can multiply that number… Read More.