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Garden Help Desk: Check seed packets for disease-resistant varieties

We’re looking at two related questions today about seed catalogs, vegetable varieties and disease resistance.<em>Question: Where can I find disease-resistant seeds of my favorite tomato and pepper varieties?</em><em>Question: Why do some vegetables in ...

Turning focus to what should be in a hospital go-bag

I’m just over one month away from giving birth to two twin boys! Among the long, ever-growing list of things I have yet to get done in the coming days, I’m most concerned with packing up my bag for the hospital.Admittedly, as a first-time mom, the idea of walking into the hospital on D-day ...

Garden Help Desk: Spray for blister mites at budbreak

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: My flowering pear tree had pretty bad blister mites last year. I’m worried my tree will die if I don’t get rid of the mites this year, so I want to be sure to spray at the right ...

Getting around to creative nursery mobile ideas

The countdown continues until the Durrant twin boys are born, so naturally, I’ve been seeking out all sorts of fun ideas for making their nursery as adorable and functional as possible — while also keeping things on a budget.I’ve been immersed in all adorable nursery design ideas for wall ...

Pins on Pinterest: Futurizing the twins’ room

As I get closer to decorating the nursery for these twin boys coming this spring, I’ve been looking at all sorts of options to spruce up a bedroom that has most recently been plastered with posters of bands like 5 Seconds of Summer, Green Day and Good Charlotte and strings of fairy ...

Garden Help Desk: Fruit tree pruning season draws near to gardeners

This is the time of year when we start getting fruit tree pruning questions, so let’s take a look at a couple of questions from this week.<em>Question: When should I prune my fruit trees? We live in Spanish Fork and have plum, nectarine, apricot and peach trees. I know they ...

Garden Help Desk: Finding the best flowers for beginning gardeners

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: I planted my first vegetable garden 3 years ago, and so far, I’ve been pretty successful. I’d like to try growing some flowers for vases in my house. Since I’m a beginner ...

Obsessing over ideal baby care stations

The past few months, while coping with all the chaos of the pandemic and surrounding stressors, my husband and I were blessed with incredible news that we are pregnant with twin boys! For our family, 2020 has turned out to be a pretty amazing year, after all.While we anticipate the arrival of ...