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Marion Owen
 
Garden Gate: Seedlings require more light than mature plants
For today’s column, I want you to think like a seedling, much like I tell my photography students to think like a camera. First, let’s talk a little about how life can seem overly complicated and busy, even in the middle of an Alaskan winter, and then I’ll share how it relates to seed-starting. S...
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Growing vegetables from seed
Primroses are blooming and garlic bulbs are sprouting. Sounds lovely, but it’s January, not May. Because my crystal ball is a little dusty, I don’t dare predict what February and March will bring. Some things don’t change, though. Like seed starting. Oh sure, varieties ebb and flow, especially wh...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Decide early for your spring garden
While it may seem a tad early, there are some major decisions that you should be making about this spring’s garden. For example, are you adding box-in raised beds or turning back some lawn for landscape gardens? Do you plan to buy shrubs or trees this season? Do you need to set aside space for co...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: What’s going on for garden trends this year?
Maybe you haven’t been sitting on the edge of your seat pondering that question, but Garden Media Group has. They just released its annual garden trends report for 2015. The report, called “Unearthing the Best Life” identifies consumer trends that will shape the garden and outdoor living industry...
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: New hybrids plants ready for local tryouts
Believe it or not, it’s time to think gardening and 2015 looks to be a fun, groundbreaking year for new plant introductions. Not only are numerous improved varieties ready to debut, but breeders have come up with several all-new plant types by crossing two species with one another. I’m talking hy...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Ways to brighten up winter
It was a late afternoon a few Decembers ago, and I was at the post office, pulling mail from an overstuffed box. As I tugged, a corner of red paper poked out from between envelopes. It was my Ode magazine. I couldn’t wait to flip through its pages. At home, with a cup of tea, I turned to the lead...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Make your Christmas tree last
One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner: Winter Solstice, which signals the return of daylight. This year’s solstice occurs at 2:03 p.m. on Dec. 21. And while I realize there is a lot of winter ahead of us, it’s good to have reminders that the light is at the end of the tun...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: How to eat a rainbow
The winter solstice, the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere, is around the corner. To some people, the return of light is a celebration more significant than New Year’s. For others, it’s no time to celebrate, as it’s smack dab in the middle of the shortest, darkest days of the ye...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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