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The latin word Laurus means praise. Hence the term “to rest on one’s laurels” refers to reflecting on your past achievements. The greek word for the laurel tree is Daphene, named for the daughter of river god Peneus, who turned his daughter into a Bay Laurel tree to solve a very convoluted lovers spat between Cupid, Apollo and Daphene.
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I’ve got a bad case of the winter blues. Even enchanting flower gardening magazines and catalogues aren’t helping. At this time of the year I feel like a ship’s captain scanning the horizon for land – except I am searching for small green shoots. The minute I see something green I’ll scamper out for a […]
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Marshall strawberries were once one of the most favored strawberry varieties in the world. First discovered in Boston in 1883, it achieved peak popularity and propagation West Coast, where it once filled field after field of Washington, Oregon & California farms.
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When we first started installing the 52 raised beds that would become the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Garden a curious neighbor stopped by and asked if we were putting in a cemetery. Rather than leading to our demise, the garden saved us. It recalibrated our lives so that we were more in-tune with the […]
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Five Holiday Plants How many of you have tried your hand at keeping holiday plants, such as poinsettia, cyclamen, amaryllis and Christmas cactus? My guess is, quite a few of you! While they are seasonal favourites, each plant has specific health requirements, which I’ve outlined below, to keep them growing and blooming well past […]
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The bright head of the sunflower is actually composed of thousands of tiny individual flowers and the yellow “petals” are actually leaves that serve to protect the flowers while they are forming their seeds. Specialized cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight. This causes […]
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Sometimes we have a salty, crunchy craving, but a satisfying snack doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Kale is the perfect snack for fall, winter and early spring since, if slightly protected, it continues to grow in the garden throughout the cold weather. Kale Chips Ingredients: 1 T olive oil one bunch of kale your creativity […]