Jessie Keith
Horticulturist, Garden Writer, Photographer, Kitchen Gardener, Botanist, Mother, Traveler
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult. 
                                                                                                                                                   -Liberty Hyde Bailey

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Recent Online Articles

Strawberry Success

10 Terrific Summer Flowers for Honeybees

Amazing, Easy, Cheap Perennial Gardening from Seed

Birds, Bees and Flowers

Wild About Saffron

Old Garden Books

Fall Wildflowers for Hungry Pollinators

A Guide to 18 Common Edible Flowers

Magazine Articles, Past, Present and Future

Antique Garden Books, The Old House Journal (Sept. 2013)

Quenching Your Garden's Thirst, Green Scene (Jul.-Aug. 2013)

Landscape Lilacs, The Old House Journal (Apr. 2013)

Slow Flowers, Green Scene (Sept.-Oct. 2012)

Dinner Plate Dahlias, Green Scene (Sept.-Oct. 2012)

Fall Canning Joy, Green Scene (Sept. 2012)

Diverse, Delightful Dahlias, The American Gardener (July/August 2012)

10 Full-length articles in Wilder Quarterly (Fall Issue, 2011)

Best In Show! (New Bedding Annuals with Old-Fashioned Appeal), The Old House Journal

Favorite Gardening Sites & Blogs

The National Gardening Association
Mo Plants
The Dinner Garden

Favorite Ornamental  Vendors

Annie's Annuals
Beaver Creek Greenhouses
Forest Farm
Fairweather Gardens
Odyssey Bulbs
Select Seeds

Recent Blogs
* discontinued my blog software package and failed to inform me. Expect a cleaner, prettier Word Press based website and blog soon.

Midsummer Perennial Garden Makover

Late Season Native Wildflower Garden Design

Feeding Favorite Winter Birds

Gardeners Feeding the Hungry

Help Feed the Hungry through Gardening! Support organizations like Plant a Row for the Hungry, The Dinner Garden, The Giving Garden and local community gardens that support area food banks. Volunteers and donations are always needed. The Delaware Center for Horticulture's Urban Farm is my favorite local philanthropic garden to support.

Invasive Species Alerts and Info
Emerald Ash Borer Info
Asian Longhorn Beetle Info
USDA Invasive Species Emerging Issues
National Agricultural Pest Information System Pest Tracker

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America

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