George Bonnema
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In my last column, I talked about butterflies laying their eggs on host plants, and I mentioned monarchs on carrot foliage … I got corrected by a reader; swallowtail caterpillars eat … more
Well yes, I’ve been absent here for a few weeks. Trying to clean up an abundance of free organic matter (corn stalks) delivered by the flood, a trip to Michigan for blueberries and trying … more
A couple of plants that need immediate pruning are mugho pines and anything in the lilac family. The mugho pine new growth is called a candle, and I normally prune that back by three-fourths … more
My garden looks fabulous! I am ready to start harvesting broccoli and Romaine lettuce and have already been harvesting radishes, spinach and asparagus. Every crop is planted and growing well and … more
I am enjoying the color of tulips and daffodils blooming in my landscape and I want to add more for next year. I’ll take pictures of the areas so I know where the new bulbs will get … more
Last weekend we took a fast trip to Detroit, Mich., to visit our son and to hit one of the best garden centers I’ve ever found. If there is a new plant available, they probably have … more
I took advantage of last week’s great weather to get all the cool weather crops planted in my vegetable garden. I’ll remind you about the Candy onions we sell at the … more
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
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