October 21, 2011

Well I don’t know about you but I have loved our extended fall. I was able to leave my annuals in the ground until mid-October before they were hit by a hard frost and I know some friends with greenhouses that are still producing vegetables!!!  But as much as I want to...

September 15, 2011

So as much as I hate to admit it we are getting close to that time of year again. The city has started removing the annual flowers for the year and we are one frost away from everything needing to be removed very quickly. Believe it or not there are a few of these plan...

July 28, 2011

Summer Oh Summer O How I Love (and hate) Thee!


Summer Oh Summer this fleeting time
I am so affected it makes me want to rhyme

My garden skills spent the winter locked in a closet
Now they are working and flowing like a trusty faucet

Each season my skills are greeted...

April 12, 2011

We are pretty fortunate in Alaska that we don’t have too many bugs or pests to contend with, but there are a few doosies that have hit really hard these past few years and others that have been around for as long as I can remember. This article is dedicated to spotting...

April 5, 2011

I always forget how fortunate I am to work for a company that uses a variety of flowers in our summer annual beds. It has really given me a unique opportunity to monitor these flowers for several years and to judge them based on their performances in our Alaskan summer...

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