Gardening: How to plan for a fall garden

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 With the hottest part of summer upon us, it’s a little difficult to believe that it’s time to plan the fall garden. Believe it or not, cooler days are just around the corner and this is a good time to look over flower beds and vegetable [...]

Gardening: Watering tips and beating the heat

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 When the heat of summer hits, it’s easy to lose track of the garden. Weeds take over because it’s simply too hot to get out there and work! Not only do we feel the stress of the heat on our bodies, plants feel it, too. Here [...]

Four things your garden needs in July

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 The heat has arrived in Northwest Arkansas — bad news for hair-dos, good news for gardens. With heat comes humidity and with these conditions in place, our flower and vegetable gardens require some maintenance. To keep your gardens beautiful through the hot days of summer and [...]

Gardening: Low-maintenance flowers

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 The dog days of summer are just around the corner and I know you’re looking for more ways to spend your time out in the hot, steamy sun of Northwest Arkansas. Am I right? No? If you’re one of those ladies who would prefer to spend [...]

Gardening: How to grow edible flowers!

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 Have you ever been to one of those fancy restaurants that serve you a plate of food too pretty to eat? Usually it includes a grain that’s shaped into a miracle of physics, topped with a piece of meat only found in one square mile in [...]

Time to plant flowers in Northwest Arkansas

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April showers bring May flowers…but first they must be planted. This is the perfect time of year to plant flowers in Northwest Arkansas, so let’s get started. If you’ve ever received a surprise bouquet of flowers (and if you haven’t, go out and buy yourself one because you deserve it!) then you know the effect [...]

Gardening: Get ready for Fall gardening

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 Given our recent weather patterns it might surprise you to hear that we are not, in fact, in the Autumn season yet. Luckily for us, there is still plenty of time to plant and grow a fall container garden. I like fall crops because they grow [...]

Gardening: When, how long and how to water

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 We have had a really pleasant beginning to summer with warm days and plenty of rain. It’s very rare to make it to the beginning of July without having to occasionally break out the sprinkler system for the vegetable garden. This year has been the exception, [...]

P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm tour + college savings

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By Shannon Magsam, nwaMotherlode When we arrived at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It had been a fun trip up with friends Jacqueline Presley (left) and Sarah Hood (right). I had dehydrated myself so I wouldn’t have to make too many bathroom stops. Success! Plus, [...]

Gardening: How to grow tomatoes this summer!

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By Tiffany Selvey, Master Gardener and mama of 1 Last month I gushed over my lifelong love affair with tomatoes and tried to convince you to grow some yourself. Now here we are, in May, and it’s time to plant! Before you set trowel to soil, there are a few things to consider. Location: When [...]