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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Easter – Celebrating Life’s New Beginnings

Easter has long celebrated the rebirth of nature, as Spring splashes her seeds and flower buds around the garden at this time. Seasonal Wisdom takes a look at Easter folklore over the centuries, as well as vintage Easter cards from Riptheskull on Flickr.… [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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Growing Poppies in The Garden

Poppies are easy to love. The flowers mix beautifully with roses, lavenders and other perennials, and provide a romantic, carefree look to any garden. Best of all, poppies are easy to grow from seeds, and many of them reseed to provide beauty year after… [Continue Reading]

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Five Reasons Why Kids Should Garden

One of my favorite childhood memories was running around the garden until dinner time, chasing after lightning bugs and catching tadpoles. Sadly, too many kids spend most of their summer time indoors, playing on video games or watching TV. This lack… [Continue Reading]

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Garden Tour of Middleton Place

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 23, 2015

A buggy ride in Charleston, down the road from Middleton PlaceWhat do a famous city in South Carolina, a picturesque old home and six national bloggers have in common? Come along on this armchair tour of one of America’s most important historic gardens and I’ll tell you about it. Read the full article →

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Happy Spring!

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 16, 2015

A bird sits in a flowering spring treeWe’re celebrating the start of spring at Seasonal Wisdom with fun garden tips, seasonal recipes and old folklore.  “Spring would not be spring without bird songs,” said Frances M. Chapman.  We agree!  Singing birds, flowering trees, baby rabbits, tender lettuces, sweet peas and so much more…

Here are some of Seasonal Wisdom’s favorite resources for spring.  Photo via Isabel Lawrence Photographers. Read the full article →

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How to Host a Seed Swap

March 1, 2015

Maybe you bought too many flower and vegetable seeds. Or, perhaps you’re lusting for different types of seeds to grow this year. No problem. Why not share the bounty by swapping those seeds with friends and neighbors? Here’s advice from Seasonal Wisdom on how to host a seed swap …

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Designing Gardens with Fine Foliage

February 25, 2015

Flowers are fabulous. But what happens to your garden when those flowers stop blooming? The truth is that foliage really matters if you want gorgeous garden beds or containers.  To help you design your garden with spectacular foliage, renowned author and speaker Christina Salwitz shares her garden tips and plant ideas with Seasonal Wisdom.  Come […]

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Slow Flowers Advice from Debra Prinzing

February 5, 2015

The weather may still be cold and wintery where you live, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create unique and attractive bouquets.  Even better is when you can find the foliage and flowers for those arrangements locally, or from your own garden.  To learn more, Seasonal Wisdom spoke with Debra Prinzing, a Seattle-based advocate for […]

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The Treasures of Flora Illustrata

December 8, 2014

Imagine having access to one of the most comprehensive libraries about plants and gardens anywhere in the world. Well, that feat is easier now with a gorgeous new book called Flora Illustrata, which spans more than eight centuries with illustrations of rare manuscripts, iconic books, engravings and botanical drawings. One example is “Vue de Tour […]

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Tips for a Water-Wise Garden

December 2, 2014

At the end of a quiet leafy street in Santa Barbara, California, lies a small home garden that doesn’t need much water, but is loaded with charm. You won’t find flowering annuals here, but you will find brightly colored foliage and stems. Take a tour of this attractive water-wise garden, and get tips for your own […]

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United States School Garden Army of WW I

October 28, 2014
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With kids back in school now, Seasonal Wisdom reflects back on an inspiring World War I program that made millions of children “soldiers of the soil” in the United States School Garden Army – and growing your own food educational and patriotic. Nearly 100 years later, Seasonal Wisdom sits down with University of California academic […]

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Vegetable Garden Tips for Healthy Foods

October 10, 2014
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What started as a weedy patch in a California backyard is now a healthy, thriving vegetable garden with plenty of homegrown food to share with neighbors and friends. Take a mini-tour of this vegetable garden and learn how this clever gardener created her own DIY kitchen garden.

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Writing for Craftsy

July 29, 2014
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If you’re looking for more gardening ideas and projects, be sure to check out my new feature articles at Craftsy. You’ll find my gardening tips on everything from planting succulents to growing roses organically on this popular online educational platform.

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