Tag Archives: Master Gardener

Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

Do you vegetable garden in raised beds? I do. Over the years I’ve grown vegetables in beds made out of everything from pine boards to bluestone. The beds I’ve raised my organically grown vegetables in over the past 17 or so … Continue reading

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Maui: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

As an avid gardener and long-time Essex County, NJ Master Gardener I thought I knew pretty much everything there is to know about lavender. After all, I grow lovely large plants here in New Jersey and I know how to prep/use lavender in bouquets … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye and Grounds for Sculpture

My girlfriend Pat, a fellow Master Gardener and one of my best friends, is moving after many years of living in New Jersey. To extend our fun and bank a bunch of new memories, we decided to visit as many “local” N.J. gardens as … Continue reading

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In Gardening and in Life: Don’t Listen to the Poseurs

I’ve been a Master Gardener (MG) for almost a decade and had years of hands-on gardening experience at my Dad’s knee prior to the 9 months of MG training classes and my 100+ hours of required volunteer service hours. I know what … Continue reading

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The Magnificent 7 – 2: Party Tonight!

Years ago I studied hard over many months and became a certified Master Gardener. I learned a lot more than I ever knew about trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, soil, weather and more. But even more important, during those Wednesday classes … Continue reading

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Time or Money

Do You Have One or Both? My friend Pat and I have known each other for years; we met as Master Gardeners in training (she’s one of my Magnificent 7 friends). We try to spend a fair amount of time … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven

A Tribute to Important Women I am a Master Gardener. It took 9 months of classes, mostly once a week for 4 hours, plus field trips and studying for midterm and final, plus a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer … Continue reading

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