All posts by Nicki

Favorite Climbing Plants: My Top Choices

Favorite Climbing Plants Make Gardening a Snap Climbing plants are a great element to include in a landscape design. They’ll climb up trellises, arbors and pergolas, decks, railings, and even

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Weed Control Techniques

Weed control techniques are high on any gardener’s list here on the West Coast (wet coast this winter!). No matter how particular you are in the fall, these pesky plants seem to crop up and green

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Pest Control in the Garden: Aphids

Pest Control in the Garden I’ve been looking at some of the natural methods of pest control in the garden. I got to wondering if there’s some connection between spit bugs (you know, those

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Which Flowers are Edible?

Do you know which flowers are edible?   Before you try eating blossoms from the garden, it’s important to know which flowers are edible. Some flowers are beautiful to look at, but poisonous, while

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Six Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

Gardening Resolutions for 2016 How many people do you know that make New Year resolutions to get healthy and fit? And how many do you know who actually follow through? Instead of thinking about how you

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Beet and Beef Borscht

Beet and Beef Borscht for Lunch   I first tasted beet and beef borscht when I was a student, sharing an apartment with a friend who came from a Ukrainian background. Jeanette made the soup from

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