Trowel & Error

Nancy Crowe

When what's hot is not

Sometimes a jalapeño just leaves you cold

By Nancy Crowe

Columnist Nancy Crowe is determined never to be disappointed by a jalapeño again.

Posted Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:29 am

The rock star wore green

Superfood kale is a worthy addition to the garden

By Nancy Crowe

Columnist Nancy Crowe got to meet a rock star — gorgeous, dark, leafy green kale.

Posted Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:08 pm

There is life out there

Gardening doesn't have to go dark with the season

By Nancy Crowe

Bring in some life during this darkest of seasons. Columnist Nancy Crowe has some suggestions.

Posted Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:56 pm

Tough thyme

This flavorful herb can stand to be stepped on

By Nancy Crowe

Time to remember thyme, that humble herb.

Posted Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:37 am

Sage for all seasons

This herb has uses beyond holiday stuffing

By Nancy Crowe

The humble herb sage comes in many forms, and November is its time to shine.

Posted Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:57 am

The right tools for the job

Things that belong in every gardener's garage

By Nancy Crowe

There are certain things gardeners like a lot about gardening, and the tools of the trade are certainly among them. Master Gardener Nancy Crowe recommends key ones.

Posted Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:47 am

Making friends with frost

How to get the most from your fall garden

By Nancy Crowe

Columnist and Master Gardener Nancy Crowe says it's time we all get ready to make friends with frost.

Posted Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:02 am

Sharing the bounty

Somebody actually does need your excess fresh produce

By Nancy Crowe

Got an overflowing vegetable garden? Columnist and Master Gardener Nancy Crowe has tips on how to share your bounty.

Posted Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:13 am

Worth remembering

Rosemary adds unique flavor, aroma

By Nancy Crowe

Plant rosemary for remembrance, as Ophelia reminded Hamlet, and Master Gardener Nancy Crowe offers tips for helping it grow.

Posted Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:30 am

Making peace with bees

Treat them as important pollinators, not thugs

By Nancy Crowe

Master Gardener Nancy Crowe recommends ways to live with our buzzing pollinators.

Posted Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:44 pm

Scented memories

Lily of the valley is lovely, but mind its dark side

By Nancy Crowe

Recognize that scent? It's lily of the valley, and Master Gardener Nancy Crowe has some valuable advice about how to grow them.

Posted Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:08 am

Not just gratuitous green stuff

Parsley deserves respect

By Nancy Crowe

Master Gardener Nancy Crowe has learned her lesson about parsley.

Posted Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:13 pm

Did you leaf 'em behind?

That leftover fallen foliage can still make mulch

By Nancy Crowe

Did you "leaf" your lawn behind in the fall? Master Gardener Nancy Crowe has tips on how to turn them into this spring's mulchy goodness.

Posted Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:14 pm

Yes, you can grow orchids

You may not be able to stop

By Nancy Crowe

Master Gardener Nancy Crowe says you certainly can grow orchids.

Posted Mon, 02/24/2014 - 9:51 am

What's that doing there?

You just never know what you'll find in the garden

By Nancy Crowe

Master Gardener Nancy Crowe ends the gardening year with a collection of surprises from our gardens.

Posted Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:06 pm