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Easy To Grow Houseplants

Houseplants Have Benefits Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home. They add beauty, improve indoor air quality and uplift our spirit in the dead of winter. Some houseplants are…

Master Gardener Handbook California Edition Book Review.

Book Review Why would an Alaskan want to read a Master Gardener Handbook written for California? This California Master Gardener Handbook is very well written.  It is a comprehensive work written…

Why I Enrolled In The Master Gardener Online Course – And Why You Should,Too.

Why Did I Enroll? I’m a retired and very successful farmer, yet I still took the Master Gardener Course Online. And do you know what?  It was well worth my…

How To Protect Your Garden From Pests

Why Build A Fence? Mother nature can be a ruthless destroyer of a garden. As gardeners, we have to make every effort to properly choose the right location, prepare garden…

What Basic Hand Tools And Supplies Do I Need To Start A Garden?

You Can Do A Lot With A Little. It doesn’t take much to get started. Firstly, we need just a few basic hand tools and lots of back and elbow…

Planning Your Garden Quickstart Guide

                      First Things To Think About. After you’ve chosen a suitable location for your garden (please see my previous post…

Location! Location! Location! Picking A Spot To Start A Garden.

Getting Started On The Right Foot Spring is here! And soon it’ll be time to get growing! And perhaps, like me, you have already set out some plants. But wait!…

Pemmican is a Simple and Inexpensive High-Energy Food

What is Pemmican? Native Americans needed a simple and reliable source of high-energy food packed with lots and lots of calories in order to sustain their outdoor lifestyle, so they…

Girdwood, Alaska – A Climate Profile

Girdwood   Girdwood is a small community located 48 miles southeast of downtown Anchorage. Because Girdwood is located in a temperate rainforest, its summers are often overcast, cool and the…