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Bulbs, weeds and varmints welcome spring

Today marks the official opening of spring, but gardeners in the Poconos knew it was spring even before they met the first robin of the season. We did set a record yesterday, and gardeners are thanking their lucky spades for what’s come so far.   Barb Daskal said her crocuses have been blooming since Feb. 27 […]

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Start your garden with a little newspaper, toilet paper and bleach

Jeanne Dunstane and Pat Guckenberger are Master Gardeners from opposite ends of the county. Jeanne gardens among the rocks and deer in Bushkill. She talks about making manure from deer poop. Guckenberger lives in Gilbert and has her own stories about planting among the rabbits. Together, they did a presentation about everything from seedlings to […]

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Finally caught up with the garden

It took me all summer, but my garden is finally in shape. Just in time for frost.   OK, I still have weeds, but it’s actually at the point where I am not embarrassed to invite people to see the garden.   The dahlias are about a week or so behind last year. We’ve only […]

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Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a load of manure

Andrea Robbins Rimberg has just moved into her house in Smithfield Township when a red truck turned into her driveway with her birthday present. The truck was carrying a load of manure.   After she got over the shock of her family getting her a load of you-know-what, she laughed. Then she was truly grateful […]

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An afternoon in the garden of envy

I always said my husband Ronnie has just three passions: baseball, beagles and dahlias. No, this isn’t the marriage counseling column. He really does care about other things, like me for example. But dahlias are a huge focus for him. When we went to the mountains of North Carolina in September, he wasn’t impressed with […]

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