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5 Tips for Selecting Fruit Trees for Your Garden

5 Tips for Selecting Fruit Trees for Your Garden

When should I plant a fruit tree? This is one of the most common questions asked in gardening. The best answer...three years ago. If that did not ...
Oaks & Acorns: The Mystery of the Mast

Oaks & Acorns: The Mystery of the Mast

Did you know that the Oak trees of North America produce more nuts than any other tree region worldwide, cultivated or wild? The fruit of an Oak tr...
Winter Solstice & Wildflowers

Winter Solstice & Wildflowers

Now is the time of year to look back on our lives and make changes to better the future. The real trigger for looking inward begins with the winter...
How to Make Natural Flavoring Extracts

How to Make Natural Flavoring Extracts

The industrial revolution set about the age of synthetic manufacturing. Scientists were beginning to understand the molecular structures of organic...
Help Monarchs Migrate

Help Monarchs Migrate

As of late, many gardeners are looking to replace or add milkweed, the Asclepias species, to their landscape for the fall monarch butterfly migrati...
Lovely Lemon Harvest

Lovely Lemon Harvest

If you have a lemon tree, then you know the dilemma of an abundant harvest. There are only so many uses for lemons when hundreds are ripe at the sa...
Lovin' the Loquat Tree

Lovin' the Loquat Tree

For many years, I have seen hundreds of loquats fall to the ground unused. The succulent sweet fruits are delectable and offer an array of culinary...
Citrus Celebration

Citrus Celebration

Every year our gardens succeed. Not always in the way we imagine. This year along the Gulf Coast, citrus trees are producing a bumper crop of delec...