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Byline: By HENRY HOMEYER

This is a good time to be outdoors exploring the fields and woods. There is so much to see that will be buried in snow later on. But you may ask...

I love the holiday season: the lights, the carols, the cookies and more. It’s a good antidote to the news, and to the gray and chilly weather.Last...

Henry Homeyer: Plant garlic now

11/2/20

When I was growing up, my mom served meat and potatoes nearly every night, usually with peas or cooked carrots; once a week or so we had an iceberg...

A few weeks ago I traveled to Shin Boku Nursery in Wentworth, N.H., to attend an all-day workshop on Japanese pruning techniques. Many of the...

Most of us bring our houseplants outside for the summer. Now is the time to bring them in, or get them ready to make the move. It’s also the time...

Now is the time to buy your bulbs for spring blossoms. Winters in New England are long, cold and snowy, so by March I’m ready for spring. Most...

Big yellow school buses are on the road again … or at least a few of them. Tree leaves in the swamps are turning red. Frost hit my garden hard...

Like a conscientious squirrel, I put away food for the winter in August and September. I freeze and dehydrate lots of vegetables, and store some in...

Daphne mezereum was the registered name of my corgi, Daffy, who passed away on Aug. 25 of this year. Born in 2006, Daffy was my constant companion...

When I was a boy, I always took note of cemeteries as we drove by them.I’d lost a beloved grandfather, the original Henry Homeyer, and my mother’s...

Tired of mowing your lawn, but afraid to stop? What would it look like, and what would the neighbors say? I was on a panel discussing “re-wilding...

Three plants you don’t want on your property are wild parsnips, purple loosestrife, and Norway maples. The first causes severe skin reactions in...

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