Teaching Kids about Daylilies

One of the stars of the summer perennial flower garden is the all-purpose daylily. These beautiful, low-maintenance flowers bloom in a broad range of flower colors and shapes. They brighten […]

Harvesting Sunflowers

There’s nothing more beautiful than nodding sunflowers on a late-summer day. These native American plants have been bred to produce huge 12-foot-tall giants and miniature 2-foot-tall dwarves. Many varieties are […]

Controlling Squash Bugs

By now your winter squash and pumpkins are probably in full growth, producing flowers and fruit. However, other creatures are also impressed with your squash’s growth. Squash bugs are one […]

HOMEGROWN TOMATO FEST IX

The 9th Annual Homegrown Tomato Fest will take place Saturday, August 10, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market, Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Kingsport. This […]

Maintaining Annual Flowers

Midsummer means your annual flowers in the ground and in containers probably can use some sprucing up. Modern annual varieties are bred to bloom their heads off all summer, but […]

Harvesting and Using Dill

Dill is a fast-growing, versatile herb that has many uses. Most gardeners are familiar with adding dill leaves to potato salads, egg salads, breads, soups, and various dips. Let the […]

Growing Gaillardia

If you like daisies but want more color, consider gaillardia or blanket flower. This perennial produces the classic daisy-shaped flower but in colors such as red, apricot, and yellow. The […]

Bagworms are eating my conifers!

Bagworms are a very common pest problem in East Tennessee in late July when the temperatures rise in the upper 80’s and sunshine makes our flowers, trees and shrubs grow […]

Teaching Kids about Potato Beetles

If you grow potatoes anywhere from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast, you probably have run into the Colorado potato beetle. This beetle loves not only Irish potatoes, but […]

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing is an excellent way to preserve fresh vegetables. The quality of frozen vegetables depends on the quality of the fresh products and how they are handled from the time […]

Favorite Salvias

Salvia is a broad group of flowering plants ranging from floriferous annuals that look great in containers or flower beds to tall, bushy perennials that fill out a shrub or […]

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