George Bonnema
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Yes, spring is truly here!  Not every day is going to be 60 degrees and sunny … remember that spring is a transition from winter to summer, so we deal with lots of fluctuations in … more
First of all, I want to express my appreciation to those who attended my “Small Space Garden Class” on Saturday. I enjoyed sharing my experience and hope I inspired you to give … more
I walked past my vegetable garden yesterday and noticed that the wind had blown the evergreen branches and corn stalks off the area where spinach seedlings were growing last fall. Those little … more
I know that we are excited about the seeming “forever” snow cover disappearing, but don’t go out and start raking your yard just yet.  At least not with a lot of … more
I can hardly believe what a difference one week of “seasonal” weather did to our snow cover. A couple of weeks ago I thought we would still have snow cover until the first of … more
Three weeks ago, I said I had cut some shrub branches to bring inside so I could force them into bloom … well, it worked nicely. The pussy willows are doing their thing, the Rose of … more
It has been a while since I’ve shared some of my gardening enthusiasm. Perhaps that is because I haven’t had much incentive to have any gardening enthusiasm. It seems like we have … more
I’m writing this article on Monday morning … listening to the wind blow and watching the snow fly … hopeful that will be brief! Winter seems to be upon us, so I’m … more
OK, Mother Nature pulled the plug on our outdoor gardening for the season, but those of us who need the “living green” in our environment shift our focus to houseplants.  So, … more
It is Monday and I woke up this morning to the music of rain … a very welcome sound. It has been an extremely dry autumn and I worry about winter damage to trees and shrubs like we … more
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