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December 14, 2009

Holiday updates

A pair of my fellow garden bloggers have excellent holiday ideas that I'd like to share....

Helen Yoest at Gardening with Confidence says the best thing to put in a birdbath at this time of year is water for the birds who are wintering over and may find their other drinking spots frozen.

But if you have nine of them, as she does, (yes nine!), you can give one over to the holiday and decorate it. She offers step-by-step photos to help you do it, too. 

And Laura Mathews, who writes the Punk Rock Gardens blog out of Central Pennsylvania, is writing about CSAs, Community Supported Agriculture, and suggests giving a membership as a Christmas gift. CSAs provide a box of locally grown, fresh produce every week or so.

Each box contains a suprise, Laura writes. And it is truly the gift that keeps on giving!

Posted by Susan Reimer at 10:58 AM | | Comments (0)
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About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.
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