Trowel & Error


Houseplant rehab

March 8, 2017

March is a good time for houseplant rehab. Columnist Nancy Crowe provides tips on how to give your greenery some much-needed TLC.


Rising to the rose challenge

February 10, 2017

Roses are, indeed, red, and that means something, Columnist Nancy Crowe knows, and she provides tips that can help you grow your own red, red roses — or any colors.


Ways to grow in winter

January 6, 2017

It’s not all dirt, Columnist Nancy Crowe has learned, that helps plants grow. And you can grow plants indoors with these tips.


A season on the wing

December 23, 2016

Columnist Nancy Crowe suggests how gardeners can help the birds weather the winter with a few additions to their landscapes.

Giving bats a hand

October 13, 2016

Bats in the belfry are just the starting point for Columnist Nancy Crowe as she shares lessons learned about these furry, flying allies.

Unearthed from the potting bench

September 9, 2016

Columnist Nancy Crowe is cleaning off her potting bench, metaphorically that is, and we’re the beneficiaries.

Falling into garlic growing

August 15, 2016

The distinctive aroma of garlic signified the toast my mother made with Parmesan cheese to go with spaghetti. It meant

Growth everlasting

July 13, 2016

Columnist Nancy Crowe reports on two local organizations using the power of gardening to heal.

The power of seeds

June 15, 2016

The power of seeds is a wonder to us all, and Columnist Nancy Crowe shares her wonder and some tips for how to go from seed to success.

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