How a Gardener can be Productive in Winter

In the Northern Hemisphere it is winter. You likely are thinking that gardening is done for the year and that you will have to find other non-gardening interests to keep you occupied. If you still want to do some “gardening” there are though some interesting tasks that you can do to prepare for spring even when you can't be in your garden.

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Free Fall Garden Preparation Checklist

The leaves are starting to turn orange and red and are falling. The days are cooler and nights are getting cold. It is fall in the Northern Hemisphere and time to start putting the garden to bed for winter. You need a Fall Garden Preparation Checklist - subscribe to the Tranquil Garden Newsletter to get your free copy. Due to overwhelming demand I have made the downloadable checklist available again for a limited time. But act now to subscribe to get it in your inbox.

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How to do a Garden Maintenance Walk

Do you find sometimes that you miss something that needs to be done in your yard or garden because you don't get a chance to visit all the areas? I find that happens often with my yard and garden and some critical tasks don't get done. For me it is important to regularly do a garden maintenance walk to see what I may have missed during my less comprehensive visits to the garden.

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How to Prepare for Time Away from your Garden
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How to Prepare for Time Away from your Garden

If you are an avid gardener and attached to your garden with a virtual umbilical cord, leaving it for any period of time to go out of town for vacation is very hard. This is especially hard in spring/summer when the garden needs your attention almost every day. So if you are going on vacation how can you prepare your garden before you leave it?

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The Value of Having an Orchard
Apple tree full of apples

The Value of Having an Orchard

When we first saw our future backyard while we were doing our house search, we knew right away that this was the house and property for us. It had a mini orchard full of fruit trees of every type and variety and maturity. As far as I know you can't buy a bunch of 20 year old fruit trees so we considered these to be priceless.

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