Gardening Ideas by Kathleen

Raining GreenRaining Green
By Kathleen on June 6, 2012

Every year there is one day when it rains green.

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Knowing the Names of Plants That Share Your WorldKnowing the Names of Plants That Share Your World
By Kathleen on April 26, 2012

To know the names of the plants with which you live, is to have an intimacy with the land that few find.

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Early Warmth Followed by FrostEarly Warmth Followed by Frost
By Kathleen on April 16, 2012

We had a heavy frost 4 nights in a row last week. The temperature dropped into the mid to upper 20s F and there was a rime of hoarfrost on the grass and plants and across the roofs of cars and houses.

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Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOsHeirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs
By Kathleen on March 27, 2012

What makes a plant an heirloom? What constitutes a hybrid? And what on earth is a GMO? Heirlooms, hybrids and GMOs have added a good deal of confusion for gardeners and farmers new and old. Here is a short tutorial on their definitions and differences.

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Hillfarm Journal:  Hillfarm's RosesHillfarm Journal: Hillfarm's Roses
By Kathleen on February 14, 2012

Part of the story of Hillfarm as we know it will always have to be the roses that we found here.

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Hillfarm Journal, Winter on the FarmHillfarm Journal, Winter on the Farm
By Kathleen on February 3, 2012

I couldn’t stay inside today. The sun is shining and the temperature is in the low 40s. There’s snow, but only enough to be decorative.

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