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All about melons – How to grow muskmelons and watermelons

Gurney’s Li’l Sweet Hybrid Cantaloupe

Confession time: I used to be a melon drop-out. Each year I would happily place a few melon plants in my garden, dreamily reading the tag from the nursery, excitedly thinking of how adorable my kids would look as they checked on the progress of our melons. And the […]

Resources for finding the best plants for your growing zone

Having been raised in the city, nobody taught me how to garden. When I moved to a home on 4 acres, with an apple and pear tree, a grape vine and re-sprouting rhubarb, I became interested in planting a larger vegetable garden. When picking out packages of seeds and plants, I viewed the growing zone […]

The Big Joys of Small Fruit

Everybody who’s been a kid, or is one still, has a special place in his heart for fruits, especially small fruits and berries! And as much as I love my Play Station, picking berries and grapes still ranks higher in the list of things I’ve had most fun doing. […]

A Peach of a Tree!

Trees are always a great asset to a garden. They bring in wildlife, offer shade and are great for landscaping. Some, like the Peach Tree, are still more rewarding, and deliciously so! If you have an appetite for big, juicy fruit and are looking for fruit trees that are easy to grow, peach trees are just the thing for you! […]

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Hey fellow gardeners! We know there’s probably still some snow on your ground, as winter is hitting the U.S. pretty hard this year. But despite all the winter storms, snow and ice, we thought we’d brighten the mood with some talk of spring and what’s to come! Soon your gardens will be green, your flowers will be blooming, and your vegetables and fruits will be producing delicious treats. […]

Honeycrisp Apple Trees

Close your eyes; try to imagine a crispy crunch that fills your mouth with the distinct sweetness of the absolute juiciest fruit- that’s what it’s like biting into a Honeycrisp Apple. The delicious flavor of this hybrid variety is a cross between Honeygold and Macoun apples. Honeycrisp apples are a blushing red color; they are firm and round in shape, and an all-time favorite for eating it fresh, in salads or in cooking recipes. […]

How to Plant Apache Blackberry

Blackberry plants are perennials with a biennial growing and fruiting pattern that provide a bounty of sweet and juicy fresh fruits year after year. Apache Blackberry, a thornless erect variety, yields firm, large mouth-watering fruits. […]

A Healthy, Great-Tasting, Native Berry!

Sure, they’ve been around for a long time, technically making them “elders,” but I’ve gotta say the elderberry bush is one of the more exciting, younger looking specimens out there. […]

Strawberry Fields Forever, Part II

Planting strawberries isn’t terribly difficult, but it can be a bit time consuming. That’s why we have written this guide – to help you quickly and easily plant strawberries in your own backyard. […]

Strawberry Fields Forever, Part I

Few things trigger memories pleasant memories like a handful of plump, juicy strawberries. Their appeal doesn’t stop with taste, though. A perennial garden favorite, strawberries also offer pretty white flowers and unique foliage, making them perfect as a ground cover. They’re affordable, too; a well-maintained strawberry patch offers harvests year after year at very little cost. […]