Monthly Archives: December 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

Herbdoc has some “moon musings:” I have always been fascinated with the moon, its phases and the myths associated with it.  This month we have a “blue moon” to look forward to on New Year’s Eve. There are actually two … Continue reading

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Building a Moss Terrarium

So, in keeping with this week’s terrarium theme, we received the following from our dear friend and tech genius, Auntie Beak. It looks like HerbDoc isn’t the only one to be bitten by the terrarium bug. hi, guys, it’s your … Continue reading

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True Confessions

Here’s Herbdoc, with a Christmas confession: Okay, I’ll admit it, but I’m not taking all of the blame!  Dirtynailz and Tovah Martin need to shoulder some of the responsibility.  Last Thursday I was supposed to be cleaning for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Garden Gifts: Part Five

The final contributor to our garden gift series is horticultural icon and very nice man, Roger Swain.  By the way, these submissions are all in the authors’ own words – not edited by me. As always, your comments on these … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Garden Gifts: Part Four

Here’s well-known horticulturalist – and lecturer – and writer – and great friend, Tovah Martin, with her best and worst garden gifts. Remember, we not only welcome your comments, we embrace them! Best: A massive, lingering bear hug before lecturing … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Garden Gifts: Part Three

C.L. Fornari is a terrific (and funny) garden writer, broadcaster and speaker who lives on Cape Cod. Below are her five most and five least favorite garden gifts. Your input, valued readers, is always welcome! Best: A gift certificate to … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Garden Gifts: Part Two

My “Garden Aunt,” Edith Ann, humbly submits her five best and five worst gardening gifts. As always, please feel free to heartily agree, vehemently disagree, or add your own. Best: A wheeled garden cart that you can sit on and … Continue reading

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Best and Worst Garden Gifts: Part One

I’ve been thinking about what to buy my gardening friends for Christmas. That in turn started me thinking about garden gifts in general – which ones I love and which ones end up on a table at a yard sale … Continue reading

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Sugar Scrub

Rough “gardening skin?”  Herbdoc has the cure: If you’ve been in the market for exfoliating scrubs lately, you know how expensive they can be.  Here’s a simple recipe to make a wonderful exfoliating scrub that will leave sensitive skin smooth … Continue reading

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Secrets Revealed

One thing I really like about late fall and early winter is seeing what went on in the tree canopies all summer, secretly – behind the leaves. When the leaves come down, suddenly, you can see all the nests. I … Continue reading

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