Today, December 21st is the official first day of winter and for gardeners a turning point in the calendar. This is the shortest day of the year with each day after being just a bit longer bringing more light. The shortened days and longer nights signal a time of rest in the plant and… Read More.
Five Things Your Garden Wishes You’d do this Winter
Come out and Visit If your like me, your garden is more than just a place where you grow some flowers and food, its more like a good friend. A good friend that I tend to neglect when the weather gets cold. I can see it from some of the windows in our house, but… Read More.
How to Cook Down a Pumpkin
I know, I know, why in the world would you want to cook down a pumpkin, when you can easily buy it in a can? Well here’s my two cents worth on why. #1 The taste is AMAZING and who doesn’t want the best tasting pie or bread or whatever? #2 It’s more nutritious… Read More.
Spring Garden Fair Coming Up
The 36th Annual Spring Garden Fair, hosted by the Jackson County Master Gardeners, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at the Expo in Central Point. Admission is $3, free for children 15 and under. The arena will… Read More.
1st ANNUAL PLANT NERD NIGHT!
Paul & I have been asked to speak at the 1st Annual Plant Nerd Night. At first I was reluctant to say yes as I rate public speaking right up there with getting a root canal or attending traffic court, but when I heard that Stan Mapolski ‘The Rogue Gardener’ will be the Master of Ceremonies… Read More.
Homemade Natural Fruit Fly Trap
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.
Welcome Home Swallows!
The first tree swallows returned today! In our house it’s akin to the anticipation before Christmas day…. minus the stress. While you can count on Christmas always returning on December 25th, the tree swallows don’t give us an exact date. It just makes our anticipation all the more exciting. In early March we start watching… Read More.
Flowers from the Heart
With Valentine’s day here I was thinking about how many flowers refer to love or to the the heart in their names. If you ask me the Victorians took it too an extreme with the whole language of flowers thing. Each flower had a specific meaning you were trying to communicate to the person you… Read More.
How to roast fresh peppers.
Whenever I get excited about something I guess I tend to talk about it a lot. I just can’t help it, it’s who I am. Apparently this was the case with my new found love for Poblano peppers this past year. We’ve grown many different peppers over the years, but somehow missed trying Poblanos till… Read More.
Raise a pint and plant a Guinness!
Maybe it’s due to the fact that most of my ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, & Wales, but I absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the one day of the year that I can get away with serving corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Paul isn’t so fond of this meal but finds it… Read More.