Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Allergies and Ragweed: http://ping.fm/54x5K

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Jack in the Pulpit: http://ping.fm/6zupc

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Easy way to save seeds for next year's garden: http://ping.fm/zfuWa

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Timothy Grass: http://ping.fm/lm2vk

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Neighbor


Dear Next Door Neighbor,

If you feel the need to throw your rotten tomatoes somewhere, why not use a d**n trashcan - or do the natural thing and compost. My yard is NOT your trashcan. If you want to throw it into MY compost heap, that's one thing, but don't just pitch things into my backyard. Seriously, you may wake ...up one day with rotten tomatoes on more than your backyard.

Sincerely,

Your Next Door Neighbor

Monday, August 23, 2010

Incompatible Neighbors


Dear Next Door Neighbor,

If your harsh, chemical spray kills my sedum, Goldenrod and vinca, you may be very sorry. Just because you want to pollute the air by scalping your yard with a lawnmower 3 times a week, doesn't mean we all do. My shrubs and trees are trying hard to compensate for the damage you're doing to our... environment.

Sincerely,
Your Next Door Neighbor

Introducing ... Wendell Berry ... Kentucky author: http://ping.fm/3hzIe

Friday, August 20, 2010

Food Friday - Grilled Sweet Corn in the Husk: http://ping.fm/3sDNG
Introducing Kentucky Author, K. Melissa Burton: http://ping.fm/WpRQ2

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet corn is still showing up in the Farmer's Markets: http://ping.fm/03vIo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Planning a Community Garden Workshop at the Lexington Arboretum: http://ping.fm/PSZF3

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Food Friday - Homemade Dill Pickles: http://ping.fm/YZkuH

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weird Wednesday - Carnivorous Plants: http://ping.fm/BQ6Se

Monday, August 9, 2010

Plant of the week - Black-eyed Susans: http://ping.fm/Jjkdp
Check out Devine's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: http://ping.fm/dzbPd

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You need to read Kristin Cashore's book, FIRE - it is a companion to GRACELING: http://ping.fm/lzS4q

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check out the Echinacea or Purple Coneflowers: http://ping.fm/8xErA

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Plant of the week - or maybe, wildflower of the week - Ironweed: http://ping.fm/JQ5RH

Friday, July 30, 2010

Food Friday - Oven Potatoes with Fennel: http://ping.fm/u5nkJ

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Herb of the Week - Common Fennel: http://ping.fm/ChRX3

Monday, July 26, 2010

How to care for plants during extreme heat: http://ping.fm/KbzpX

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weird Wednesday plant - Ice Cube Orchids: http://ping.fm/JPYwu

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Top 5 favorite Medicinal plants: http://ping.fm/BkP4v

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weird Wednesday in the garden - the Polka Dot Plant: http://ping.fm/5Zm8i

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Plant of the week - Jerusalem Artichoke: http://ping.fm/YQWWf

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Mimosa trees are in full bloom all over the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/kJMFd

Monday, June 28, 2010

Plant of the week - Rose of Sharon: http://ping.fm/GFDxt

Friday, June 25, 2010

Button Bush - a beautiful Kentucky native: http://ping.fm/UWmKR

Thursday, June 17, 2010

One of my favorite wildflowers is starting to bloom all across the Bluegrass - Queen Anne's Lace: http://ping.fm/H4TPl

Monday, June 14, 2010

Why is my Bluegrass lawn suddenly turning white? It's White Clover season again: http://ping.fm/xS0My

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blue Moon Garlic Farm - one of the best places in the Bluegrass to purchase garlic and garlic scapes: http://ping.fm/OlkEx

Monday, June 7, 2010

One of my favorite flowers - Daisies: http://ping.fm/4wNcN

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The wonders of Plantain salve: http://ping.fm/y9y64

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wildflower of the week - Yellow Sweet Clover: http://ping.fm/qgUsg

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Bluegrass is having a Blackberry Winter: http://ping.fm/9eBMv

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's blooming around the Bluegrass? Mock Orange Shrubs: http://ping.fm/nRB3B
Learn more about Kentucky author, Ann H. Gabhart: http://ping.fm/O0WBH

Monday, May 10, 2010

Growing upside down tomatoes: http://ping.fm/0RlSM

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's growing in the Bluegrass herb garden? Dill: http://ping.fm/zW3zr
Introducting Kentucky author, Karen L. Newman: http://ping.fm/5nV2t

Monday, May 3, 2010

Readings and other literary events this week in the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/ePscQ
Make new plants for your garden by taking cuttings from existing plants: http://ping.fm/kjSaQ

Friday, April 30, 2010

Food Friday - this week, 2 different Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipes: http://ping.fm/gnL2h

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You can't beat the magic of Willow Water to give you success with rooting new cuttings or transplanting annuals: http://ping.fm/Jrb4C

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Peonies are starting to bud and flower all over the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/JLclR

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Check out The Community of Mercer County Writers: http://ping.fm/Y6apv
Beware of invasive Amur Honeysuckle: http://ping.fm/aY7Zd

Monday, April 26, 2010

What's blooming around the Bluegrass? Black Locust - and nothing beats the fragrance: http://ping.fm/wTtrf

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Check out "The Vagina Monologues" tonight at Natasha's Cafe in Lexington: http://ping.fm/OninJ

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mercer County Senior High Greenhouse will open to the public on Wednesday, April 28th: http://ping.fm/6tqqS

Friday, April 23, 2010

Food Friday - this week, Creamy Spinach Dip: http://ping.fm/gwJFF
Happy Kentucky Writers' Day!!: http://ping.fm/b87lm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Join Georgia Green Stamper tomorrow in Erlanger, Kentucky: http://ping.fm/wFoXE
Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day: http://ping.fm/0XDzY
"Hottest Bloggers" is a workshop at the Carnegie Center this weekend in Lexington: http://ping.fm/jLdx7
Want a pretty, eco-friendly way to deal with soggy areas in your lawn? Try planting a Rain Garden: http://ping.fm/2DaHX

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wisteria is blooming all over the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/dO4IK

Monday, April 19, 2010

One of my favorite "weeds" in the lawn - Plantain is great for bug bites, burns and other skin irritations: http://ping.fm/br9nN

Friday, April 16, 2010

Reforest the Bluegrass at Veterans Park in Lexington: http://ping.fm/QW8gY
Check out Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington: http://ping.fm/gHZSt
This week's Food Friday features Dandelions - Dandelion Jelly and Dandelion Salad: http://ping.fm/QbSwd

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Composting part #2 - the 3 essential ingredients for a healthy compost heap: http://ping.fm/Kc8lZ

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Don't let Chickweed in the lawn get you down: http://ping.fm/qOn4b

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wondering why lawns across the Bluegrass are suddenly turning purple? Check it out: http://ping.fm/GVQrv

Friday, April 9, 2010

Check out these weekend gardening events around the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/jKjhs
Food Friday is back! This week try a delicious "Asparagus & Chicken Rotini: http://ping.fm/M14UE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look what's happening at the Lexington Arboretum: http://ping.fm/oYJ7N

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bearded Iris are starting to come up all across the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/JNMwg

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bring spring into your home: http://ping.fm/2uIIs

Monday, March 15, 2010

Daffodils are spring up all over the Bluegrass: http://ping.fm/4Ccyt

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring time means - Asparagus: http://ping.fm/HJAeq

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Part #4 of building a backyard wildlife habitat: http://ping.fm/TSLiZ

Monday, February 22, 2010

Backyard wildlife habitat - part #3 - bird shelters: http://ping.fm/w52r9

Monday, January 18, 2010

Backyard wildlife habitat - part #2 - landscaping:
http://tiny.cc/FQS9f

Monday, January 11, 2010

Planning a backyard habitat - part 1: http://ping.fm/he5Rf

Monday, January 4, 2010

Feeding birds during the winter:
http://ping.fm/02FID