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by Beuna, Garden Coach

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Gardening Classes and On The Radio

Please respond if you receive this message by just clicking Reply. My email company says that the messages are not being received. Gardening classes begin this Wednesday with a Seed Starting class. Other classes on the schedule so far are Basic Organic Gardening, Grow...

Help Your Plants Beat the Heat

Help your plants beat the heat Hot temperatures can be difficult for plants as well as for us. Sometimes even plants that like heat don’t do well with excessive or sudden heat. So, what can you do to help your plants survive during the hottest parts of the  year?   1....

Blue Flowers for Your Garden

Blue flowers I love blue flowers and have created a blue flower garden in the past. In my soils some look more purplish blue than true blue. For this list I chose some that are more blue than purple. Blue adds a coolness which can be wonderful in the hot summers. Blue...

Bush Cherries

Bush cherries are cherries that grow on a shrub or bush instead of a tree.  There are several types of cherries with the common name of bush cherry including Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena), Hansen's Bush Cherry - also sometimes called Sand Cherry (Prunus bessyi),...

Miner’s Lettuce

Miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata or Montia perfoliata) also known as Indian Lettuce and Winter Purslane is a wild edible plant native to the Western U.S. including here in Utah. It it typically found in moist, shady places in early spring through early summer and...

Start Your Own Sweet Potatoes

If you would like to grow sweet potatoes starting your own is a great way to begin. Sometimes sweet potato starts can be difficult to find. Plus, you can choose a variety you already know you like. Purchase sweet potatoes from the grocery store or natural foods store....

Getting Spring Fever?

Getting Spring Fever? Bring spring indoors! Are you getting anxious for spring? If you haven't received seed catalogs order some or visit the websites to look through the options. Heirloom and open-pollinated seed sources If you already have seeds see if it is time to...

25 Acts of Kindness

I received this 25 Acts of Kindness list from Aurora Golden-Appleton and she gave me permission to share it with...

Waiting For A Wild Herb Walk?

Have you been waiting for a wild herb walk? We plan to have two more walks before the end of the season. Weather permitting: Saturdays, October 8 and October 15. I would like your feedback to find out the general areas you would like to walk (city or part of a...

What Is Edible Landscaping?

Do you know what edible landscaping is? It may be obvious that edible landscaping involves growing edible plants in the landscape. Edible landscaping does not necessarily involve planting in the traditional sense where vegetables are planted in a garden spot or fruit...

So You Want To Grow a Lemon Tree

Growing a lemon tree (or other citrus as houseplants). I have no experience growing lemons outdoors in the ground but I have grown lemons indoors in pots for several years. One Meyer lemon I have had for over 20 years. In fact when moving from Utah to Alaska I pruned...

What Are Currants?

What are currants? Fruit bearing shrub Native to the Americas Can be found growing wild in some areas Easy to grow in your landscape Attractive shrub - usually 3 - 5' tall, nice fall color Edible fruit - juice, jam, pies, some varieties taste great fresh. Can handle...

Oops! I Didn’t Get My Garden Planted

Oh No! I didn't get my garden planted! Has this ever happened to you? You can still get a harvest with a late start to garden planting. Maybe life got in the way or the weather wasn't cooperative or you moved. Whatever the reason sometimes we don't get things planted...

How to Grow and Use French Tarragon

Growing and Using French Tarragon French Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) or tarragon seems to be one of the least familiar of the culinary herbs that are commonly found in dried and fresh forms in grocery stores. French Tarragon is easily grown in many climates and...

13 Ideas For Garden Spring Cleaning

  We think of Spring cleaning the house. What about Spring cleaning your garden? Spring cleaning can reduce effort later on and help your yard start looking good even before all your flowers are blooming and trees are leafed out. Here are 13 ideas for Garden Spring...

Make Your Own Insecticidal Soap

Insecticidal soap can be used for killing various insects on contact. Remember it may kill all insects so do not spray when bees are around or where you may hit other desirable insects. Insecticidal soap is said to not harm most beneficial insects but I would avoid...

Growing Rosemary Indoors

Growing rosemary indoors can sometimes be difficult. These tips maybe helpful. Rosemary is sometimes hardy in my climate (zone 6) depending on the winter weather and where it is planted.  If you grow rosemary indoors for whatever reason here are some tips you may find...

Reducing Your Energy Bill/Off Grid

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