Plants with Benefits

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Seasonal Wisdom is raising a glass to herbs, fruits, flowers and veggies that are ideal for love and romance. To get the scoop on this titillating topic, we climbed under the sheets with a copy of Plants with Benefits. This… [Continue Reading]

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The Beauty of Snow in Images and Quotes

“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns,” writes Jean Webster in the 1912 novel Daddy Long-Legs. In honor of this extra-snowy winter—when even… [Continue Reading]

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How Long Will Vegetable Seeds Stay Viable?

Each year, I end up with many more vegetable seeds than I could possible plant in my garden. So, I give them to friends. Or, I save them for the next growing season ... or, the next growing season after that. As a result, some of my seeds are several… [Continue Reading]

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Growing Food From Seeds

Growing food from seeds is easier than you may think. This Seasonal Wisdom mini-guide gives you quick tips and resources for seed starting this growing season, as well as some of my favorite foods to grow from seeds.… [Continue Reading]

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The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion

by Seasonal Wisdom on January 31, 2016

Feet in grass from The Cancer Survivor's Garden CompanionWhen breast cancer struck the life of Austin-based landscape designer Jenny Peterson, her connection with nature and the people she loved helped her find emotional and physical healing, as well as spiritual renewal.  Now she wants to help others.

In her new acclaimed book, The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion, Jenny tells her story and gives supportive, practical advice for anyone dealing with cancer. Recently, we sat down to discuss her new book.

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Seven Strange Facts about Christmas

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 20, 2015

churchat Christmas  - beaucon flickrChristmas may be one of America’s favorite holidays, but it’s rather surprising how little we tend to know about the day.

Not convinced?  Here are seven of the strangest and most surprising facts about this popular holiday. Photo by Beaucon/Flickr Creative Commons  Read the full article →

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Review: Troy-Bilt String Trimmer and Attachments

December 9, 2015

The holidays came early for my husband this year. That’s because he had the chance to try out Troy-Bilt’s Straight Shaft String Trimmer and several attachments in our garden. As he gives his review of the Troy-Bilt tools, an unexpected guest comes for a look. Check it out!

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Connect with Nature, Even in Winter

November 23, 2015

The cold weather season is upon us. But that doesn’t mean you need to cut yourself off from nature now, even if there is a foot of snow on the ground. From the foods you select to the activities you plan, you can retain your connection to Mother Nature. Here are five easy ways to […]

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Grow a Living Wall with Shawna Coronado

November 12, 2015

Perhaps you have a small garden, and want to use that patio wall more effectively. Maybe you have a bad back and would prefer not to bend over. Or, maybe you just want an attractive place to grow your favorite plants. Whatever the reason, there are lots of different types of living walls, and they […]

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Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

October 7, 2015

Even in the world’s largest cities you can still find natural beauty and quiet serenity. The Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is a good example. Just blocks from New York City’s busy streets, this delightful, four-acre garden has stone walkways, old-fashioned herbs, exuberant flowers and even apples, all dedicated to William Shakespeare. Come along on […]

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Growing and Harvesting Watermelons

October 2, 2015

However you slice them, watermelons are delicious and nutritious fruit to feature in your kitchen and garden. Best of all, this fruit can be easy to grow if you pay attention to a few gardening guidelines. Shown above are two ‘Black Diamond’ watermelons almost ready to harvest at my home. Learn some of my favorite […]

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A Late Summer Garden Tour

August 28, 2015

The days are growing shorter. The neighborhood kids are back at school. And my little suburban garden is transitioning from summer to fall. Some plants performed wonderfully this growing season. Other plants didn’t do as well. Here’s a little virtual tour of what’s happening here, as well as some plants that are new to the […]

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Video Review of Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis Tiller

August 26, 2015

Earlier this season, Seasonal Wisdom reviewed the new Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis Tiller and gave it a test spin. Here’s your chance to watch this tiller in action. This two-minute video shows me tilling a new garden bed with organic compost for better soil texture and quality. As you’ll see, the Troy-Bilt Bronco Axis tiller is […]

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Troy-Bilt Garden Tool Giveaway

August 20, 2015

One of my favorite aspects of serving as a 2015 Troy-Bilt Saturday6 blogger is that I’m able to review some of the company’s newest garden products – and pass along some of these high quality garden tools on to a lucky Seasonal Wisdom reader. Enter to win this Troy-Bilt Garden Tool Giveaway (valued at more […]

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