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Marion Owen
 
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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Garden Gate: Celebrating the return of light
This summer, when Heather Johnson wanted to grow basil in her hoophouse, she knew there was plenty of sunlight to make the tender herb happy, but what she really needed to do was provide extra heat, especially around the roots. So she took Christmas rope lights (the non-LED kind) and tucked them ...
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Holiday comfort foods and spices
If someone asked you what your favorite comfort food smell was, you’d probably say, “Cinnamon.” Comfort foods are things that make us feel warm and snuggly, relaxed and comforted. And during the holidays, fragrant spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and ginger find their way into many ...
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Reading material for gardeners
“Baby, it’s cold outside…” trilled the song, but where I was standing, the environment was toasty warm, smelling like books and fresh coffee. As it should have, inside Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Ore., which claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world. I was in the orange ...
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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