Category Archives: In the Garden

Top Picks for Spring Flowering Trees

A picture of Sparkling Sprinte Crabapple flower

After a long, chilly winter, there’s nothing that gets gardeners more motivated to plant than the flowers of spring. The first bulbs grace us with their presence in March, followed by a progression of color throughout the entire month of April. By Jennifer Schamber (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2021 issue.) After a long, chilly

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Grow Delicious Greens

A photo of a greens garden

Vegetable gardening can seem intimidating and overwhelming to beginning growers, but with the right tools, a little time, patience, and experience, gardening can become second nature. How miraculous is it to think that a few seeds can produce such bounty throughout the season? Now is the perfect time to plant easy-to-grow greens such as salad mix, spinach, collards, head lettuce,

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Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

A photo of raised vegetable garden beds

Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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