Gardening

Five Tips for Your Best Garden Ever!

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 31, 2016

Pear tree blossomsAnother gardening season is here. If you’re like me, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with everything that needs to get finished outdoors – instead of enjoying your time playing in the soil.  So, in the spirit of pleasure and priorities, here are five tips for keeping your garden looking its best this year. Read the full article →

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Spring Wildflowers near Gaviota

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 20, 2016

wild mustards and lupin near gaviotaThis year’s El Nino weather has brought more rain to California, leaving the fields filled with wildflowers such as these wild mustard and lupin flowers blooming near Gaviota in Santa Barbara County.

Take an armchair tour of these spring meadows and get a good online resource for wildflowers in this area. 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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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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Fenway Farms Scores Home Run for Red Sox

July 23, 2015

“Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd.” But forget about buying me “some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” as the 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer recommends. I would much rather tour the new 5,000 square foot rooftop farm on top of Fenway Park […]

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