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Time to Do the Maypole Dance!

Time to Do the Maypole Dance!

When I was a kid in school, we were assigned to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount”—a narrative that takes place in 1600s Colonial Massachusetts at  
Growing Rosemary From Cuttings

Growing Rosemary From Cuttings

Growing rosemary from seed is, let's face it, a huge pain. The germination rate of rosemary seed is only 15 to 50%, so you’ll have to plant way more than  
How to Grow a Kumquat Tree Indoors

How to Grow a Kumquat Tree Indoors

If you love kumquats, or just love the idea of having a little kumquat tree in your sunroom, you might wonder if it's possible to grow a kumquat tree indoors.  
How to Grow Culinary Thyme in a Container

How to Grow Culinary Thyme in a Container

Thyme comes in two main types: culinary and ornamental. Within each type, you’ll find varieties that are prostrate (low-lying and spreading) or upright (growing tall). Luckily, many thyme varieties look  
Will April Showers Bring … May Crops?

Will April Showers Bring … May Crops?

Remember the old adage “April showers bring May flowers”—meant to express optimism about next month’s blooming gardens? Because, traditionally, April can be a very wet month that results in beautiful blossoms