Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is a tasty perennial (comes back each year) vegetable that many gardeners like to grow. While most vegetables produce later in the season, asparagus produces its edible parts (stems) right up front early in spring.

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Perennial Plant Feature: Solomon’s Seal

Perennial Plant Feature: Solomon’s Seal Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor University of Vermont The Solomon’s Seal is a low maintenance, long-lived, hardy perennial well-adapted to shady sites.  It has attractive flowers early in the season, no significant problems, and several variations.  Perennial professionals think highly of it, having voted it the 2013 Perennial Plant of…

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New Vegetables To Grow

New Vegetables To Grow In 2015 Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Five more new vegetables, including three herbs, have recently been awarded the prestigious All-America Selections (AAS) award.  These include a basil, beet, broccoli, chives, and oregano. Each year, the best of the new seed-grown vegetables are chosen as AAS winners after…

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Pruning Apple Trees

Pruning Apple Trees Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont Late winter is the best time to prune mature apple trees.  If you’re buying young ones in the spring, they may or may not need pruning, depending on several considerations.  Trees need to be pruned for best yields and longest tree life.  How much…

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Throwback Thursday: Do You Remember… The Disco Fever

Throwback Thursday: The Disco Fever The disco ruled the dance clubs in the 70s, with the sounds of ABBA, Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, and KC & the Sunshine Band coming through the speakers. TV star John Travolta turned superstar thanks to Saturday Night Fever, the film also getting credit for keeping the disco fever…

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Throwback Thursday: Do You Remember… The Beehive?

Throwback Thursday: The Beehive Asked by Modern Beauty Salon magazine to create a hairstyle for the new decade, Margaret Vinci Heldt took inspiration from a velvet fez with decorations that resembled bees. The hairdo known as the Beehive was born in 1960, and was an instant hit with the women, who were already in love…

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Recipe

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Recipe By Becky Eades While your inclination may be to head to the hottest restaurant this Valentine’s Day, it’s highly likely you’re only going to find a long wait or mediocre “holiday” specials. This year, try a more heartfelt approach and whip up a gourmet meal just for the two of…

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Throwback Thursday: Do you Remember… Bomb Shelters?

Throwback Thursday: Bomb Shelters With the Cold War heating up in the 60s, President Kennedy urged American families to take precautions to protect themselves in case of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. Basements and backyard shelters buried in the ground were recommended for bomb shelters to protect from radioactive gamma rays. At school,…

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Revisting Resolutions: Keeping the Motivation

Resolutions can turn from friends to fickle foes in the middle of January.

It seems to make sense at the first of the month: with the dawning of a brand new year comes the dawning of a new you. Finally there is a chance to organize the living room so well that the television remote’s instructions takes a moment to find, or to get a stomach so flat that the jeans from high school fit with ease.

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