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Let’s Plan for Gardening in February, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill (Publisher’s note, this is the second part of a two-part column. Part 1 ran yesterday.) To Do Outdoors This Month: Now, and really any time this month, is the best time to prune most … Read more

Let’s Plan For Gardening in February

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner of Garden Mill So, it looks like we might finally get a real snowstorm here in Southeast Michigan over the next couple of days. While we’re all getting ready for the big snow they’re promising, there … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in January

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner the Garden Mill The Garden Mill will be closed for the entire month of January, and will reopen on Feb.1. While we’re closed, you can still shop the Online Store. It’s not actually that we won’t … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in November, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner of the Garden Mill  (Publisher’s note: Part 1 published yesterday.) Flowers: If you haven’t yet, it really is time to pull out any left-over summer annuals. They’re not going to last through the freezing temps the … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in November, Part 1

By Jennifer Fairfield Have you been able to figure out what kind of winter we are going to have, based on what the weather people are saying? I have to admit that I am confused. First, they said it was … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in October, Part Two

By Jennifer Fairfield (Part one published yesterday) Flower Garden: Looking at the forecasts for the next few weeks, there is definitely still time to add new plants to your garden, and to divide and transplant existing ones. Just don’t wait … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in October, Part 1

By Jennifer Fairfield Well, as usual, here we are in October, and I have absolutely no idea where the summer went. I vaguely remember getting some vegetables from my garden this year – though it was definitely not my best … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in September

By Jennifer Fairfield (Publisher’s note: This is part two of this column. Part one published yesterday.) Lawn: If you have bare patches in an existing lawn, overseeding is the best way to fix them. Rake away or pull any dead … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in August, Part Three

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner The Garden Mill (Publisher’s note: Part two of this column published yesterday.) In the Flower Garden: Diseases are also a problem for flower gardens, and the same rules apply to flowers as vegetables – prevention is … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in August, Part 2

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner The Garden Mill (Publisher’s note: Part one of this column published yesterday.) In the vegetable garden continued: Early Blight can affect tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Early blight generally first appears on the stem and leaves … Read more

Let’s Get Gardening in August

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner The Garden Mill (Publisher’s note: This column will run in three parts.) The weather in July certainly made gardening challenging. I don’t know what I liked the least – the heat, the humidity, the rain, or … Read more

Part 3: Let’s Get Gardening in July

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill (Publisher’s note: This is the third and final part of this column. Part 2 published yesterday.) In the flower garden: Much like in the veggie garden, keeping insects under control gets to be more … Read more

Part 2: Let’s Get Gardening in July

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill (Publisher’s Note: This is part two of this column. Part 1 published yesterday.) There are lots of different pests out there, and it’s impossible for me to try to cover them all here. If … Read more

Part 1: Let’s Get Gardening in July

By Jennifer Fairfield, owner Garden Mill (Publisher’s note: This column will run for three consecutive days.) I took a week away from the store last week, and I had a great time working in my yard and gardens. I got … Read more