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Photograph Courtesy of Brian Pettinger Rhodiola Rosea in Alaska Rhodiola rosea L.is currently being explored as a commercial crop in Alaska.  Several news agencies have given exposure to this emerging...
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Over the summer I visited a friend’s house for the first time. As we stood in her backyard talking, I marveled at her beautiful lush lawn, raised garden beds exposing...
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Sometime ago, I read the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv.  I was concerned children were growing up indoors, eyes...
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When we moved into our house in October, I started itching to grow something. This is the first time I’ve owned my own little part of the earth, and that...
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In this post, we focus our attention on aphids. Although they are a non-native species in the state, they are present throughout Alaska and are commonly observed in our gardens....
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I normally use a clone dome, rooting hormone, and my trusty sheers in the cloning process with great results. Recently, I was introduced to a method of cloning that has:...
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To Tea or Not to Tea   Why am I talking about tea in a gardening blog? Well… Tea and it’s production was a part of my life from an...
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Introduction Espalier (pronounced “es-PAL-yer” or “es-PAL-yay”) is a horticultural technique used to train plants to grow against a supportive structure such as a fence, trellis, or wall in order to...
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Photograph Courtesy of Brian Pettinger Rhodiola Rosea in Alaska Rhodiola rosea L.is currently being explored as a commercial crop in Alaska.  Several news agencies have given exposure to this emerging...
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Mindfulness and Gardening The Benefits of Stopping, Breathing and Enjoying your Alaska Garden   Gardening has consistently proven to be a healthy, mood-enhancing activity that begets numerous psychological and physical benefits.  For...
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