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Caring for a Clementine Tree

by Jessica B. December 25th, 2012| Fruits
Where I live, while I can have clementine trees, they won’t be fruitful, but if I lived in a warmer climate, I would plant one immediately! It's that time of year where I eat about 4-5 clementines a day, and what could be nicer than walking out

Blue Dawn Flower

by T Akery December 18th, 2012| Flowers
The Blue Dawn flower is part of the morning glory family. This flower is really a vine, and it can be very invasive. You will need to take care if you intend on planting this one in your garden. It works really well if you need coverage over fences.

Wheat Grass for Juicing in Winter

by Kimberly Hays December 14th, 2012| Organic Gardening
In summer we have an abundance of healthy options for juicing. In winter it becomes a little more difficult to find fresh, healthy options to add to seasonal fruits and vegetables, especially if you prefer organic. You can grow wheat grass indoors, and add the sprouts to salads, or

Arugula — Winter Flower Box Crop

by Dennis Mayer December 12th, 2012| Vegetables
Gardeners, as always, are stuck twiddling their thumbs during the winter. We sulk, we plan for next year, and we figure out what few useful things we can grow indoors.

Usually, focusing on the last category leads to us downsizing, and growing smaller things than we would normally enjoy planting.

Passion Fruit

by T Akery December 6th, 2012| Fruits
Passion fruit is known to most Americans only through culinary cooking shows, but the fruit is very popular in Brazil, Australia, and Hawaii. It is small and round, and it comes in two basic colors - yellow and purple. Hybrids of this fruit are also available.

Passion fruit is a

Start Perennials Now for Spring

by Dennis Mayer November 30th, 2012| Vegetables
Once winter weather comes (or is threatening), gardeners don't have much to do until the spring. You can focus a bit more attention on your container plants (and there's always poinsettias to play with in December), but for the most part, we're stuck staring at the frosty ground and

Growing Toad Lilies

by T Akery November 21st, 2012| Flowers
Toad Lilies are a quite an unusual perennial flower. They are gorgeous, and they almost look like orchids. They have six petals, but they aren't in the same family as the orchid. They are part of the lily family. Their beauty and easy care make them ideal for gardens

Garlic in a Container

by Jessica B. November 14th, 2012| Container Gardening
I have decided to take the plunge and try some container garlic. As a garlic lover, I have played with the idea of growing my own garlic for years, even trying once off-season without success (following recommended instructions). This year I am going to work to plant garlic in


by Jessica B. November 13th, 2012| Flowers
As Christmas gets closer, it is time to stock up on hyacinths. The great thing about hyacinths is that they add color and life to an otherwise dark Christmas season, and they really liven up a room. You can always purchase bulbs as they are about to bloom. They

Egg Fruit

by T Akery November 7th, 2012| Fruits
Egg fruit is an interesting tropical fruit. It is a shaped like a dew drop, and it is sunshiny yellow on the inside and out. While you won't find this one as juicy due to a lower water content, it does contain both beta carotene and ascorbic acid.  It

Paperwhites Indoors

by Kimberly Hays October 17th, 2012| Organic Gardening
With the weather turning cold and evenings turning dark earlier, we can get the winter blahs. There is little blooming outside, and it can look and feel dreary. This is a good time to plant flowers indoors to brighten up the days.

Paperwhites, which are in the narcissus family, are

Growing Poinsettias

by Anna P. October 9th, 2012| Flowers
Poinsettias make a terrific table centerpiece during the holiday season. They are bright plants with green leaves on the bottom and red flowers on top. Although winter is usually the prime season for these plants, it is possible to keep them around long after January if you want. Here
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