Northumberland Master Gardeners Share Tasks For Gardens in October

For the October edition of the Northumberland Master Gardener newsletter, in lieu of a meeting report, I asked members to share the October garden tasks they have planned. Shelly Fredericks shared this: “One thing I enjoy doing in autumn is … Continue reading

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Bermaculture: Gardening on a Sunny Slope with a Permaculture Twist

Our front yard slopes down to the street, and had patchy grass and poor soil after an excavation.¬† A perennial bed along the front walkway was on my list, but I was unsure how to tackle the poor conditions until, … Continue reading

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Fall Care For Peonies

  Peony Mary Eddy Jones Peonies are tough plants that can survive some pretty adverse conditions¬† but a little care changes surviving to thriving. Fall care is important. Autumn is the best time to plant bare root peonies and the … Continue reading

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Thugs and Angels in the Garden

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For our August edition of the newsletter, in lieu of a meeting report, I asked members to share stories about the thugs they were battling in their gardens this summer. I received a couple of interesting responses including an unexpected … Continue reading

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Garlic: Planting, Growing and Harvesting

This is a picture of hard necked garlic taken, July 3, 2020. The scapes have been removed and eaten. The leaves have not started to yellow at this point. You will see lettuce and green onions growing at the base … Continue reading

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Garden Tasks For August

Liatris also known as blazing star, looks spectacular in the August garden. It is a north american wildflower that is an attractive addition to the flower garden. It makes an excellent cut flower and as you can see from the … Continue reading

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