Growing Orchids

By Deborah J. Benoit
Extension Master Gardener
University of Vermont

Do you admire orchids from afar but haven't considered growing them or gifting them to a plant lover you know? Sure, they're a pretty plant, but orchids have a reputation as being difficult to grow.

When you think of orchids, do you picture a climate-controlled greenhouse devoted to a collection of...

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Gifts for the Gardener

By Deborah J. Benoit
Extension Master Gardener
University of Vermont

The daylight hours keep growing shorter, and the days are flying by. Before you know it, the holidays will be here. If you have a gardener (or garden lover) on your holiday gift list, you may be wondering what might make them smile during a season when the garden is buried beneath the snow.

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Digging into the No-Dig Method

By Nadie VanZandt
Extension Master Gardener
University of Vermont

During the early months of the pandemic, gardening and other domestic hobbies saw an unprecedented revival. Trends come and go, but in gardening, one that seems here to stay is the no-dig, also called the no-till method.

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