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Add wild onions to your garden/landscape
January 23, 2022 1 a.m.

Add wild onions to your garden/landscape

For centuries here and abroad, cultures have used wild onions and their relatives — as food and medicine.

Lilies offer hardy beauty to garden landscape
January 16, 2022 1 a.m.

Lilies offer hardy beauty to garden landscape

Superb as garden plants, beautiful as long-lasting cut flowers, and ideal container plants, lilies boast a hardiness that belies their fragile beauty.

Violets welcome spring in garden and forest
January 9, 2022 1 a.m.

Violets welcome spring in garden and forest

Look down, now and then, so you don’t overlook the 'prettiest gift of all'

Christmas gift plants can live for years
January 2, 2022 1 a.m.

Christmas gift plants can live for years

From poinsettias to cyclamen, floral gifts are a delight

Welcome 2022 with luscious, unique desserts
December 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Welcome 2022 with luscious, unique desserts

Country Chef Valle Novak shares dishes designed for celebration

Pasta, seafood delights shine at Christmas buffet
December 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Pasta, seafood delights shine at Christmas buffet

Recipes help holiday celebrations sparkle

Yuletide treats and a wild bird update
December 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Yuletide treats and a wild bird update

Country Chef Valle Novak shares tasty holiday treats, news of the wild

Chocolate stars in delicious holiday goodies
December 5, 2021 1 a.m.

Chocolate stars in delicious holiday goodies

Country Chef Valle Novak rounded up some favorites for readers to begin their Christmas candy/cookie adventures in the kitchen.

Mossy habitat can support bevy of ornamentals
November 28, 2021 1 a.m.

Mossy habitat can support bevy of ornamentals

Moss can be just the ticket in certain spots, writes Weekend Gardener Valle Novak.

Spuds take the spotlight for Thanksgiving
November 21, 2021 1 a.m.

Spuds take the spotlight for Thanksgiving

Country Chef Valle Novak shares tasty recipes for the holiday

Fab fare on the menu as holidays near
November 14, 2021 1 a.m.

Fab fare on the menu as holidays near

Unique and fabulous offerings make holidays extra-special

It's time for final garden chores
November 7, 2021 midnight

It's time for final garden chores

Make it easy on yourself

Let practicality take over season's final garden chores

Happy Halloween and a few trick or treat possibilities
October 31, 2021 1 a.m.

Happy Halloween and a few trick or treat possibilities

Some people think of Halloween in terms of seasonal food.

Ornamental greenery enhances landscape
October 24, 2021 1 a.m.

Ornamental greenery enhances landscape

Weekend Gardener Valle Novak writes that it's time to plan for greenery in your landscape

Cookies are perfect Halloween ‘treats’
October 17, 2021 1 a.m.

Cookies are perfect Halloween ‘treats’

Great cookies make ideal holiday treat

October’s beauty belies its warning of winter
October 10, 2021 1 a.m.

October’s beauty belies its warning of winter

Welcome, October!

Labor Day Weekend proved perfect for planting party!
October 3, 2021 1 a.m.

Labor Day Weekend proved perfect for planting party!

A few willing hands proves it doesn’t take a big crew to accomplish a large undertaking

Delectable cookery for your hard-earned mushrooms
September 26, 2021 1 a.m.

Delectable cookery for your hard-earned mushrooms

The best s’hroom recipes are simple, says Country Chef Valle Novak. Today’s offerings provide the proof of that along with some elegant culinary possibilities.

Late September heralds mushroom season: Keys to success
September 19, 2021 1 a.m.

Late September heralds mushroom season: Keys to success

We are blessed with an abundance of edible mushrooms, and learning where to find them is a delight.

Time is now to transplant perennials, ornamentals
September 12, 2021 1 a.m.

Time is now to transplant perennials, ornamentals

Now is the time to start your fall gardening chores