Ya Gotta Love Garlic

Think your planting is done by late spring? Try sowing some garlic this fall for a pungent, oh so tasty crop next summer.

Chewing up the Scenery

Many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. All gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens

The Secret Life of Trees

Author Peter Wohlleben reveals the hidden life of trees and forests in his compassionate and fascinating new book.

Alpaca Ontario at the Royal Winter Fair

We dropped in the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. And, we found these dudes. Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with cashmere.   Dee Grant an alpaca farmer and alpaca hair knitter tells us about the animal’s nature, and her rare twin alpacas. Plus, alpacas!

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Martha died at the ripe old age of 29, the last in a very long string of Passenger Pigeons. She was the namesake of Martha Washington – President George Washington’s wife – who herself had suffered an earlier extinction incident in the spring of 1802.

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

The planet’s honeybees are dying off in unprecedented numbers. But just what exactly is causing the deaths has beekeepers and farmers sifting through research and sometimes reaching contradictory conclusions.