KENTUCKY ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Kentucky-specific articles. Enjoy!

TIGER EYES SUMAC

Story and Photos by Andrea Dee A rich, golden-leafed form of cutleaf stag horn sumac makes a bold statement in the landscape. Its upright branching form shows off draping deeply serrated chartreuse to yellow foliage and contrasting rose-hued stems. As if that isn’t dramatic enough, the foliage flames orange to red during the fall before …

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FIFTEEN FIXES FOR KENTUCKY VEGGIE GARDENS

15 problems solved in your warm-season vegetable garden Story and Photos by Andrea Dee Gardening in Kentucky presents some unique challenges. Here is a sampling of common problems in the summer veggie garden and some ideas for solving them. 1. Deterring Deer A deer gracefully grazing in a meadow is a beautiful sight. Though their …

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STAY A WHILE

Get cozy and comfortable in the garden Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com It is quite unfortunate that many gardeners never take the time to enjoy what they have “sown,” and I am no exception. Last summer I had several groups touring the gardens, and of course, I nearly killed myself trying to …

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STREET APPEAL

Eye-catching landscaping features that pull you in from the road Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com Have you ever been driving around and spied that house, the one that makes you want to go in and see more right from the street? It is not really what is up by the house, it …

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RED HORSE-CHESTNUT

Story and Photos by Andrea Dee For the garden that has everything, and a little space to spare, this spring show stopper is a fun specialty selection. Red horse-chestnut tree is a cross between red buckeye (A. pavia) and horse-chestnut (A. hippocastanum). Flowering with pink to rose red conical clusters and exhibiting coarse, dark green …

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FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY

April showers bring May flowers … and butterflies Story and Photo by Amanda Ferguson Sears As we head into spring, we can look forward to flowers blooming, leaves unfurling, and butterflies fluttering. The monarch butterfly is probably the most talked about butterfly, because of its beauty, but also due to its habitat destruction. There has …

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MINDFUL GARDENING

Blessed be the gardens that bind us Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com April always brings an awakening of new growth in the garden. It is a time when the greens seem so fresh and the first bits of color burst forth in all their glory. I love this time of year; it …

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