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Hamilton Gardens of New Zealand

Indian Char Bagh Garden

  New Zealand is known to be a gorgeous destination to experience uncrowded beautiful coastlines and rugged mountains which bring various climate zones and all 4 seasonal changes. Hamilton is 1½ hours south of Auckland, in a temperate area...

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Oyster Mushroom TeePee Roll

Oyster Mushrooms

  Teepee Rolls are a new movement to make growing and cooking with mushrooms a fun experience! I brought one home from Wisconsin's PBS Garden Expo this winter just to see if it really worked. I thought it might be a great project to do with...

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:59 AM

Wonderful Wasps

Yellojacket (Photo by Dan Kb)

  It seems that everyone loves bees and thinks of them first thing when the topic is pollination and beneficial insects. Then, when the topic turns to wasps (and Yellowjackets) everyone changes their tune. To most people, wasps are mean, stinging...

Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Reliable COVID-19 Information

In times of crisis and stress people often try to help each other out by passing along information they have gathered. This is a commendable act, usually done with the best of intentions. But with the proliferation of information sources available to us...

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:45 AM

Pruning a Young Pomegranate

Before Pruning

Pruning Pomegranates is easy! As a first year Master Gardener, I am learning fruit tree pruning hands-on for the first time. When it came to pruning my pomegranates, I had to dig a little deeper than my Master Gardener Handbook for information. So while...

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:25 AM

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