Gardening

Grow Your Greens

Grow Your Greens

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive What would life be like without salads? A bit boring, wouldn't it? Have you thanked God for leafy greens lately? Of course, salads include a lot of...

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Tomatoes are one of the world's favorite fruits; there are thousands of varieties of tomatoes grown around the world. Yes, they really are fruits, but, as...

The Native Wildflower Garden

The Native Wildflower Garden

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Why,” you ask, “would I want to include native spring ephemerals in my wildflower garden?”Well, in my experience, these wildflowers are much more than...

Growing Great Strawberries

Growing Great Strawberries

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive Strawberries are a great crop for beginning fruit growers. Unlike growing trees and bushes, if you make a mistake with strawberries, you can quickly start...

Vanilla

Vanilla

Month of March Writing Third Place Winner View the full issue in the Magazine Archive March for my family means vanilla! We live on the edge of a tropical rainforest in southern Belize, which is...

Growing Blueberries

Growing Blueberries

With a sly grin, Phil poked a stick through the leaves, trying to make me think it was a rattlesnake.That was thirty-five-plus years ago, and I still have fond memories of that huckleberry picking...

Rainbow of Flowers

Rainbow of Flowers

Flower Bed Contest First Place Photo © Joyce Tschetter. We recently had an opportunity to visit the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, and my idea for a flower bed was inspired by the Rainbow...

Our Flower Bed

Our Flower Bed

Flower Bed Contest Third Place Photo © Solomon Blair. This is our first year having a raised flower bed. My dad built it with treated 2x8 lumber and lattice. It is 39 square feet. Before filling it...

Bubbling Rock Flower Bed

Bubbling Rock Flower Bed

Flower Bed Contest Second Place Photo © Kristina Zimmerman. We had a patch of grass between our retaining wall and our walkway that was too small to mow with a riding mower, so I decided to turn it...

To Make a Flower Arbor

To Make a Flower Arbor

Flower Bed Contest Third Place April June September I decided to create my flower bed around an arbor. To make it, we bent a hog panel into an upside-down U shape, anchoring it down with U-shaped...

Flower Beds Designed to Delight

Flower Beds Designed to Delight

Flower Bed Contest Grand Prize Tiger swallowtail on lantana. Photo © Regina Eby. Flower beds are the prettiest right after you’ve made all your flower choices, planted them, and tucked that rich...

Yielding Seed After His Kind

Yielding Seed After His Kind

I like seed catalogs! There are few pastimes more pleasurable in a January snowstorm than to curl up in front of the wood stove with a steaming mug and a stack of seed catalogs. Of course, seed...

Keep It Covered

Keep It Covered

One of the most important rules of gardening is to always be gardening. That doesn’t mean we need to keep ourselves in the garden every working day planting, weeding, fertilizing, or harvesting....

Weeds—How to Manage Them

Weeds—How to Manage Them

Mankind’s struggle with weeds is almost as old as life on earth. Since the very first man, almost all of those who have been involved in producing food have had to do something about unwanted native...

Blooming Beauty

Blooming Beauty

Sunflowers. Photo © Erin Cogswell/Dreamstime.com. One amazing aspect of God’s creation is the system he designed for the reproduction of plants. For many plants, seed production starts with a...