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Janice Peterson: Seven plants that make gardening fun for kids
Janice Peterson: Seven plants that make gardening fun for kids
It's great to get children interested in gardening at a young age, blogger Janice Peterson writes. As planting season is almost upon us, here are a few of her favorite fun plants to grow with youngsters.
Janice Peterson: Five useful landscaping tricks for beginners
Janice Peterson: Five useful landscaping tricks for beginners
Gazette blogger Janice Peterson offers five landscaping tips that should help even the greenest gardener.
Janice Peterson: Snow plays critical role in protecting perennials
Janice Peterson: Snow plays critical role in protecting perennials
With all of the snow we've had this winter, garden blogger Janice Peterson is feeling very hopeful about her perennials.
Janice Peterson: Plant combines tomato's fruit with potato's root
Janice Peterson: Plant combines tomato's fruit with potato's root
What do you get when you combine a tomato with a potato? It sounds like the start of a joke, but such a plant is a reality in the horticulture world.
Getting older? That's no reason to stop gardening
Getting older? That's no reason to stop gardening
Gazette blogger Janice Peterson's mom was finding it harder to garden as she got older. The solution: A raised bed and a new practice called horticultural therapy.
Cantaloupes, Casabas and the Three Stooges
Cantaloupes, Casabas and the Three Stooges
Garden blogger Janice Peterson offers a preview of a melon-themed exhibit coming this summer to Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville.
More fun with botanical Latin (Really!)
More fun with botanical Latin (Really!)
Garden blogger Janice Peterson channels Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote while showing readers the lighter side of botanical Latin.
Kiss me under the poisonous parasite: Seven fun facts about mistletoe
Kiss me under the poisonous parasite: Seven fun facts about mistletoe
Of all the plants used for holiday decorations, mistletoe is perhaps the strangest, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Don't rake your leaves—mulch 'em and leave 'em, some experts say
Don't rake your leaves—mulch 'em and leave 'em, some experts say
Some towns are encouraging residents to mulch their fall leaves and leave them to decompose right on their lawns, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. Have you tried the idea?
You don't have to know Latin to talk about plants
You don't have to know Latin to talk about plants
Gardeners often discuss plants using scientific names instead of the common ones. With scientific nomenclature there is only one name for any plant.