7 Tips for Environmentally Green Lawns


A lush, green lawn is high on many homeowners’ lists. But as green as green grass is, is it really green? Environmentally green? The color green symbolizes health and freshness but, in the case of a lawn, it may not be the healthiest option for you and your family. If you want a truly green… Read More

A Lesson on Amish Gardening


Last May I was able to ride in an Amish buggy. One thing I really appreciated was that the slow pace gives you time to enjoy the scene and to look around. I especially enjoyed looking at the Amish gardens. The Amish take pride in their gardens. They put a lot of work into them… Read More

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Kathleen Fuller

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The winter of 2014 is one for the record books, at least here in Ohio. We had one of the coldest Februarys ever, and as of right now Lake Erie is almost completely frozen. I’m so ready for spring! Over the years, my husband James and I have had a variety of gardens. He has… Read More

The Comfort of Gardening

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I grew up with a large garden. I remember being “forced” to work in it as part of my chores. I remember snapping purple hull peas on the front porch. I remember when the hail came and smashed all of our tall corn stalks flat. Mostly I remember being with my family as we worked… Read More

To Garden or Not to Garden? | Beth Wiseman

Spring gardening

Readers often ask if I pull from real-life experiences when I am writing my books. I absolutely do, the same way my personality creeps into my character’s thoughts and actions. I’m adopted, so I’ve included that in storylines. Someone close to me had a kidney transplant, and that made its way into a book. I… Read More

Stretching the Summer Garden


The autumn leaves are in full color, the walnuts and hickory nuts are on the ground, and the first light frost has nipped at the plant leaves in my garden. It is a beautiful time, I tell myself, but nevertheless this season brings me a tinge of sadness. The abundant produce of the summer vegetables… Read More

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