Set the Tone in Fall for a Beautiful Spring Garden

My experience, after working in the plant nursery for more years than I care to count, is that some plants will perform admirably in the summer but must be stored for winter.

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Fall Decorating With Emma Lane

Fellow author Emma Lane gives some gardening advice. Take it away Emma! Bring the outside in with a Fall bouquet. Not sure how, then let me help you. Here are a few tips to help make it easier. Native and ornamental grasses: What fun to gather them on one of those perfect Fall days when…

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Emma Lane’s Summer Yellow Squash

Fellow author Emma Lane joins me in the virtual kitchen today.  Take it away Emma! Yellow Summer Squash has much potential for food creativity. I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love the fat yellow squash that will zoom past ripe if you so much as turn your back on them for a moment. Searching…

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DIY Garden Boxes for the Best Harvest Ever!

These container boxes are inexpensive, easy to make, and help your plants produce the largest number of vegetables possible. In our garden we use the boxes for anything a rabbit may find too tasty to resist as well as tomatoes and peppers. We have the boxes placed on a raised deck with a closed gate…

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Battle of the Buds: Annuals Versus Perennials

Garden catalogues and seed packets use terms words like annual and perennial, but don’t always provide an explanation. What do these terms mean? Why should you care? Read on to find out the difference in this “Battle of the Buds.”

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Janis Lane: Mystery, Romance, & Flower Whispering

When Cheryl realizes her new next-door neighbor is someone she loved as a young girl, she immediately puts the brakes on her emotions. Never again would she allow the gorgeous hunk of a man to break her heart.

Ruggedly handsome Detective David Larkin isn’t used to pretty ladies giving him a firm no. He persists, even as Cheryl fights her own temptations. The two struggle to appreciate each other as adults, even as they admit to deep feelings from their childhood.

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Emma Lane’s Gardening Tips & Tricks

Emma Lane is not only a wonderful author but also a talented gardener. She works tending flowers at her son’s plant nursery and is willing to share her tips & tricks for creating a beautiful garden that will bloom year-after-year.

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Author Emma Lane’s Gardening Tips: Annuals and Perennials

Emma Lane visits today with what I hope will become a series of her expertise on plants, how to use them in our gardens, and what to do when a season ends. The blog is all yours, Emma! When I moved to Western New York (a very long time ago), I bought a wildflower book…

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