Every year there is an effort to embody the Civic Garden Center’s message  in its booth at the Home and Garden Show.  The center started as a resource for local gardeners during World War II.  Over the years, …

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Victory Gardens for the 21st Century

What does the lawn represent to you?  To many it is a word like yard or garden, that space in which we try to work the elements of nature into our own private ecosystem.  To others, it is the expanse …

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Fall Festivals and Plants That Thrive

Now that the blasted heat has broken and we’ve gotten the start of Fall rains, things have eased, haven’t they? Just yesterday, as I was walking down Vine Street after picking up some art supplies at Suders, I noticed people …

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A Book for a Political Summer

Anybody else getting tired of the phone calls asking for money for various political campaigns? Being in a swing state, and in a particularly swingish county, has ramped up the attention, hasn’t it? No matter what our individual political stripe …

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Welcome Summer

Happy first day of summer!!  What, you ask, have we been experiencing if it hasn’t been summer?  I know, I know, hottest spring on record.  This is now officially summer, so the temperatures are normal.  Don’t you feel better? This …

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