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Garden http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/527/all en Jessie Raymond: New dog not garden's best friend http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503jessie-raymond-new-dog-not-gardens-best-friend <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jessie Raymond </div> </div> </div> <p> In my steadfast, if na&iuml;ve, belief that winter is someday going to end, I&rsquo;ve started thinking about gardening.</p> <p> I just need to keep in mind that last year&rsquo;s garden was a spectacular failure.</p> <p> I blame the dog.</p> <p> Indirectly, I mean. We got him last spring and it changed my routine. Knowing he needed exercise, I started walking him every morning before work, during the time I had previously devoted to the garden.</p> <p> The dog liked it. I liked it. The garden hated it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29344">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503jessie-raymond-new-dog-not-gardens-best-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion dog Garden Thor Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:31:20 +0000 Zach Despart 29344 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Home and Garden March 2015 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503home-and-garden-march-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <div data-configid="1264002/11888431" style="width:525px; height:398px;" class="issuuembed"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//e.issuu.com/embed.js" async="true"></script><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29178">full story</a></h4> Special Section energy Garden Home Living Saving Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:17:38 +0000 Anna Harrington 29178 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Pictures on the ground: Planning your garden http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24712" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/S6-1316-.thumbnail.jpg" alt="S6-1316-.jpg" title="S6-1316-.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KATE GRIDLEY AND John Barstow designed their Middlebury vegetable garden to be both attractive and functional, with square raised beds separated by gravel paths. Photo by Richard Conrad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Judith Irven </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">It&rsquo;s high summer and already some of us are contemplating next year&rsquo;s garden. Perhaps this fall we will move some plants from one spot to another or maybe dig a completely new bed. And so the gardening cycle continues.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24713">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407pictures-ground-planning-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Conrad Garden gardening Irven Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:10:48 +0000 Zach Despart 24713 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Ecological gardening gets tested under stress http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207patchwork-ecological-gardening-gets-tested-under-stress <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12576" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207patchwork-ecological-gardening-gets-tested-under-stress"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/goldfinch-in-the-sage.thumbnail.jpg" alt="goldfinch-in-the-sage.jpg" title="goldfinch-in-the-sage.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A GOLDFINCH MUNCHES on sage seeds, leaving the leaves for humans to eat. Photo by Barbara Ganley </div> </div> </div> <p> I&rsquo;m standing at the kitchen sink looking out the window at what should be a pleasing garden scene: the foreground herbs in full flower dotted with bees and butterflies; the middle ground&rsquo;s tall, sturdy peppers and tree-like tomatoes ripening their fruit near the eggplants and cucumbers; and the background beans scaling sky high on their teepee poles &mdash; you know, the way it usually looks out there in midsummer.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12577">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207patchwork-ecological-gardening-gets-tested-under-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:40:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12577 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Keep an eye on the garden in hot weather http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207patchwork-keep-eye-garden-hot-weather <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12418" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207patchwork-keep-eye-garden-hot-weather"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/flower0195.thumbnail.jpg" alt="flower0195.jpg" title="flower0195.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> Proper watering of tomatoes, controlling slugs, and rejuvenating spring annuals are some of the gardening activities for this month.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12419">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207patchwork-keep-eye-garden-hot-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:23:03 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12419 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Cooling down a hot northern summer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-cooling-down-hot-northern-summer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12318" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206patchwork-cooling-down-hot-northern-summer"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/currants.thumbnail.jpg" alt="currants.jpg" title="currants.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> With climate collapse pushing Vermont temperatures seemingly ever hotter, it&rsquo;s tempting, I admit, to head to the hardware store for an air conditioner, a new fan or a kiddie pool when it gets really bad the way it did last week.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12319">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-cooling-down-hot-northern-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:28:40 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12319 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: First wave of food reminds us of our good fortune http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-first-wave-food-reminds-us-our-good-fortune <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12258" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206patchwork-first-wave-food-reminds-us-our-good-fortune"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Strawberry picking.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="Strawberry picking.jpeg" title="Strawberry picking.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strawberry picking </div> </div> </div> <p> It&rsquo;s the season of first cuttings of hay, fresh peas, garlic scapes, early broccoli and strawberries. The day lilies are blooming, the peonies winding down and the sorrel has bolted even though I have been cutting it back.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12259">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-first-wave-food-reminds-us-our-good-fortune" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:37:17 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12259 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Learn ways to minimize garden allergies http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-learn-ways-minimize-garden-allergies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12170" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206patchwork-learn-ways-minimize-garden-allergies"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/mtabegarden7120.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mtabegarden7120.jpg" title="mtabegarden7120.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School students Sam Reiss, right, and Kaylee Mumford plant tomatoes in the school&#039;s garden recently. Reiss and Mumford are part of a Biology of Foods course in which students apply classroom learning to the real world using the school garden. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Generally pollen from plants, but also mold, dust and even scents, can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you&rsquo;re one of these, you don&rsquo;t have to give up gardening during part of the season, or have to convert your landscape into silk flowers, gravel beds and garden gnomes or plastic flamingos. Changing some gardening practices, or choice of plants, may be all that&rsquo;s needed to lessen the symptoms.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12171">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-learn-ways-minimize-garden-allergies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:41:52 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12171 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Four days with a Sicilian family http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-four-days-sicilian-family <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12103" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206patchwork-four-days-sicilian-family"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Martina-and-Marinella-dish-up-Baddotte.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Martina-and-Marinella-dish-up-Baddotte.jpg" title="Martina-and-Marinella-dish-up-Baddotte.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARTINA AND MARINELLA dish up Baddotte. </div> </div> </div> <p> Vermont cooks and gardeners can get a little obsessed. We spot one another across a room and pull off to the side to swap stories and how-tos and what-ifs. We prowl Field Days in search of secrets to those blue ribbons. After all, we&rsquo;re trying to grow better carrots and tweak that recipe for chocolate cake. We&rsquo;re insatiable learners. We&rsquo;re tinkerers. And, yes, we&rsquo;re show-offs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12102">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206patchwork-four-days-sicilian-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:04:58 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12102 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Botswana gardener shares common ground http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-botswana-gardener-shares-common-ground <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11998" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205patchwork-botswana-gardener-shares-common-ground"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Annette.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Annette.jpg" title="Annette.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annette from Gaborone, Botswana. </div> </div> </div> <p> My garden is no longer my own. I have a weeding partner early mornings, when the shadows are long and the air is cool. Annette, from Gaborone, Botswana, is the mother of our &ldquo;host son,&rdquo; Aubrey, who has been attending Middlebury College for the past four years. She arrived a week ago to witness his graduation.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11999">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-botswana-gardener-shares-common-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 31 May 2012 20:15:13 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11999 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Of seeds and seedlings: A gardener's rocky start http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-seeds-and-seedlings-gardeners-rocky-start <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11875" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205patchwork-seeds-and-seedlings-gardeners-rocky-start"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/garden.thumbnail.jpg" alt="garden.jpg" title="garden.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will the garden look like this in three weeks? </div> </div> </div> <p> I had a bad dream the other night. A classic gardener&rsquo;s nightmare.</p> <p> In the dream I awoke to a soft, sunny morning: a perfect gardening day. Robins were working the lawn, orioles were singing cascades of silver notes from the treetops and swallows were darting above the field, black shooting stars against a deep blue sky.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11873">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-seeds-and-seedlings-gardeners-rocky-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 17 May 2012 22:22:11 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11873 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: It's time to feast on spring's firsts http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-its-time-feast-springs-firsts <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11761" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205patchwork-its-time-feast-springs-firsts"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Flatbread.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="Flatbread.jpeg" title="Flatbread.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> As afternoon shadows lengthen and we put away the tools from a day of gardening, I pick our first salad of the year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11762">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205patchwork-its-time-feast-springs-firsts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 10 May 2012 18:30:59 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11762 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Harvest time comes with the Hunter's Moon http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110patchwork-harvest-time-comes-hunters-moon <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9596" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110patchwork-harvest-time-comes-hunters-moon"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_9972.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="IMG_9972.jpeg" title="IMG_9972.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <p> We harvested more potatoes today, on a warm clear afternoon, geese threading south high above. With the first killing frost a few days ago, we now light a fire in the fireplace at night, but steadfastly refuse to turn on the heat during the day. The temperature went down to 58 in the house; sweaters came out, quilts for the beds, the soup pot went on the stove and we began toting firewood.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9597">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110patchwork-harvest-time-comes-hunters-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:46:32 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9597 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Oddities in the garden, wonders of the world http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110patchwork-oddities-garden-wonders-world <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9507" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110patchwork-oddities-garden-wonders-world"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/One-more-garden-job-for-Bill-lugging-the-45-pounder.thumbnail.jpg" alt="One-more-garden-job-for-Bill-lugging-the-45-pounder.jpg" title="One-more-garden-job-for-Bill-lugging-the-45-pounder.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One more garden job for Bill — lugging the 45 pounds. </div> </div> </div> <p> On a table in my house sits what most people, including my entire extended family, find quite bizarre, something they cannot align with what they know of me.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9508">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110patchwork-oddities-garden-wonders-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:45:54 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9508 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Patchwork: Seasonal rhythm: A conversation at Doolittle Farm http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109patchwork-seasonal-rhythm-conversation-doolittle-farm <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9419" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201109patchwork-seasonal-rhythm-conversation-doolittle-farm"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/145.thumbnail.jpg" alt="145.jpg" title="145.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This week&rsquo;s column comes from mother-daughter farming duo Bay and Hilary Hammond.&nbsp;The Shoreham women&rsquo;s column is written as a conversation of sorts about their experience this summer, the first season that Hilary has taken on full-time farming duties at Doolittle Farm. Bay&rsquo;s comments alternate with Hilary&rsquo;s</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9420">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109patchwork-seasonal-rhythm-conversation-doolittle-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Garden gardening Patchwork Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:41:11 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9420 at http://www.addisonindependent.com