Archive for 2010

Poison Ivy: An Itching Sensation

Friday, October 1st, 2010
All I can think about is scratching my left arm. Unfortunately, I have poison ivy. If you have had it, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you have never had it, be grateful. (more…)

Extension Master Gardeners

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
When I am introduced as a Master Gardener, I am often asked an assortment of landscape or unique plant questions. I love being a Master Gardener for that very reason. It opens the door of education. (more…)

Creating a Legacy in the Garden

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
When I was training teachers and master gardeners about youth gardening, I often asked who taught them to garden. Most responded they had learned from their grandparents, parent, or neighbors. (more…)

Mums the Word

Monday, September 20th, 2010
The first day of autumn is around the corner. I can feel it in the air; not to mention all the Halloween decorations hanging in every store. I’ve already eaten two bags of candy corn, yikes! (more…)


Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that gardeners experience some of the same frustrations in their home gardens that farmers see in their fields. (more…)

Colombian Farmers Learn Fertilizer Lingo

Friday, September 10th, 2010
We are busy preparing for our fall board of directors meeting, so you can only imagine the hustle and bustle around the office (very different from the peaceful serenity found in the garden).  (more…)

Choices: Choosing the Right Fertilizer

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Have you ever gone to the paint store and tried to pick the perfect color? It's challenging to say the least! Our goal was to select yellow for the girl’s bedroom. (more…)

Fall Gardening

Friday, August 27th, 2010
Cool nights remind me that it’s time to put in the fall garden. As much as we look forward to spring we also look forward to the coolness brought in by autumn. (more…)

Modern Agriculture

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
My family is five of the 6.8 billion living here on planet Earth. It’s hard for me to fathom that in 2050, when I am 76 years old; they predict the population to be 9 billion!  (more…)

Helping Communities Grow Program Idaho Deadline Today

Friday, August 20th, 2010
Today is the deadline for FFA chapters in Idaho to submit projects to Nutrients for Life for its Helping Communities Grow program. So far, Florida and Idaho are the only two lucky states to have the program available. (more…)

It’s Not Dirt

Friday, August 13th, 2010
It’s never dull when there is a three-year-old in the house. They are so darn curious and need an answer for everything. I entertain questions like: “Why is the sky blue?, what are you doing?, why did you throw that away?”, and a recent favorite of mine, “Where do the policemen sleep at night?” There is an endless supply of curiosity. (more…)