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Marion Owen
 
Garden Gate: Harvey's farmer speech the highlight of the Super Bowl
I confess. I didn’t watch Superbowl XLVII. But after learning about one of the ads, I wish I’d tuned in for those two minutes. No more, thank you. The ad featured a segment of a speech made at the 1978 Future Farmers of America convention by Paul Harvey, the late, great radio broadcaster. The ad’...
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Gardeners swap seeds
When it comes to spring gardening, Kodiak gardeners are pushing the envelope. Gone are the days when we waited until Memorial Day weekend to sow carrot seeds and transplant seedlings. Thanks to cold frames and plastic covered hoophouses and raised beds, growers can sow crops outside with confiden...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Snow is a gardener's best friend
My host, Janet, was worried about my upcoming visit. “I don’t know if you have heard, but we are experiencing a very dusty winter because of the lack of snow. Be forewarned that I have not started my spring housecleaning — which usually occurs just before my St. Patrick’s Day Party in March, so e...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: 2013 is the year of bliss
Don’t worry, be happy: 2013 is the year of bliss. That’s according to Garden Media Group, a trend-spotting agency in Pennsylvania that has designated 2013 as the year when gardeners turn their backs on trouble and strife and more actively seek joy and bliss in their everyday life. “Connecting wit...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Starting the New Year on a clean foot
According to Celtic tradition, the winter solstice is a time to prepare for the New Year by cleaning house. The idea is to start the New Year on a clean foot. Floors are swept from the outside of the room inward (said to prevent good energy from escaping out the front door), and all clothing and ...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Getting through winter
January is upon us, and many of us look for diversions to get us through the valley of winter. We rent movies, try a new green smoothie recipe, join the gym, take photos and, if you’re a certain oil company, you look for new ways to pull a grounded oil rig off the beach. Just when we think we can...
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Time to get rid of the Christmas tree
Ah, the Christmas tree. Maybe your cat has pulled it to the floor more times than you care to think about. Perhaps you’re tired of vacuuming prickly needles off the carpet. Whatever the reason, when a Christmas tree is no longer the symbol of the season, it’s time to send it to tree heaven. How t...
Dec 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Getting to know your camera
This week, I'll diverge from recipes, solstice and gardening for a moment to share a few photography tips. After all, it’s the holiday season, the perfect time to capture magic moments with friends and family. With a few simple tips, you can get creative with your photography, whether you shoot w...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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