PRAIRIE FARE Is It a Fruit or a Vegetable?
My kids have a computer game that keeps them entertained during road trips. One of my kids thinks of an object and then the hand-held computerized game poses a series of yes/no/sometimes questions t... Posted on 6/14/13 at 2:19 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Split Personality
by Shan Reed
Todays reading (Matthew 16-25) is a huge chunk with a lot going on. I didnt get too far into the reading before I frantically started taking notes. As I read and thought about what to blo... Posted on 5/30/13 at 6:23 AM
THE DIRT Thwarted plans
I had such big plans. Well, ok, not big. But firmly cemented in my mind.
I have such a huge list of garden chores to be completed in the next two weeks, that I figured I'd better not wait to start un... Posted on 5/16/13 at 3:46 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Kitchen Failures -- Sometimes They're Delicious
This weekend, the Son and Heir was indescribably excited about making Gjetost (yay-toast), a Norwegian "cheese" produced by simmering whey for 12 hours until it reduces to a creamy, caramelized concoc... Posted on 3/21/13 at 2:50 PM
JUNKFEST Some Summertime Dreamin' for the Wintertime Blues
Strange timing for a garden post?
As I sit wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, on a colder than cold North Dakota evening...a garden post full of sunshine and sweet summer colors seems to be just the ticket... Posted on 2/2/13 at 3:15 PM
We all have those areas in our yards where the sunlight doesn’t shine, leaving us at odds at what to plant to bring out a little color. The begonia is a diverse annual that works very well at brightening up a dark and shady spot. Some varieties prefer full shade where others can handle full sunlight allowing us to pick and choose which selection will work best for our own particular needs.
Of all the birds that visit our garden throughout the year, I think it is the ruby-throated hummingbird that captivates us most. I’m not sure if it is the delicate features it exhibits, the fast flap of the wings, or its ability to remain somewhat elusive. I know I enjoy many birds that come through the garden during the summer and other times of the year.
Ellen Zachos is a modern-day forager, gathering wild foods to enrich her cuisine.
New York’s Central Park provides the fixings for much of her larder, which includes wines, pickles, jams and jellies made from weeds.
By Dean Fosdick, Associated Press
, May 25, 2013
So often we discuss the design elements of common bushes, trees, annuals and perennials. Usually these are items we find in the local nurseries for purchase to plant into our landscapes. Most of these items I refer to as domestic plants, items that are propagated for the mainstream landscapes.
Rhubarb brings back many early childhood memories. I remember filling a Dixie-cup half way with sugar, running out to cut a fresh stalk, rinsing it under the garden hose (yes, we could do that in those days without getting sick) and dipping the end into the sugar for a sweet and sour treat. Without the sugar it was just too tart to be eaten alone.
Well, it was inevitable. The temperatures have increased and the snow has disappeared. Now the perennials and spring bulbs are trying to make up for lost time and are quickly coming up to make the garden look alive once again. Since we lost the entire month of April to be in the gardens, cleaning out old plant materials, picking up broken branches, and collecting the blown leaves, we will find ourselves extremely busy trying to get everything done in time for planting.
Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.
Living pictures — cuttings of assorted succulents woven together in everything from picture frames to pallet boxes — have caught on among garden designers and landscapers this spring as an easy, modern way to add color and texture to an outdoor space.
By Sarah Wolfe, Associated Press
, May 04, 2013
As suspected, the weather is changing quickly in our area. The warmer temperatures are finally moving in after a long and patient wait. In the coming weeks you will see very noticeable changes within the yard and garden. Plants will impatiently begin to spring from the ground and the buds on the trees will rapidly expand to eventually produce their lush canopy of leaves. This is also a good time to get any springtime pruning done before the leaves begin to appear.
Prairie Rose Garden Club meet recently to learn about “What to do with your grass now?” Pictured, from left, are hostesses Rickie Poseley, Jolene Mickelson and guest speaker Lance Brower.
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