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KEN ROGERS

Plant collector and protector Story and Photo by Katie Jackson Tucked behind two houses on Woodfield Drive in Auburn is a hidden garden where both history and plants are nurtured and protected under the watchful eye of Ken Rogers. Rogers, now a retired conservation agronomist, grew up on a Jackson County farm where his gardening …

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KEEP OUT!

Top tips for keeping critters out of your vegetable garden Story by Rachel Williams Gardening is harder than it looks … just when we think we know what we’re doing, our beds are attacked by outside forces. How to prevent ultimate defeat? Rather, how to be at war with nature, when you’re trying to be …

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PINEAPPLES FOR POLLINATORS

‘Golden Delicious’ pineapple sage Story and Photos by Peggy Hill You may have grown pineapple sage before, but have you tried the cultivar ‘Golden Delicious’? It is spectacular! It has everything you love about pineapple sage: It’s a hummingbird and butterfly magnet, it’s deer resistant, and it’s heat tolerant. When crushed, pineapple sage’s foliage smells …

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