Lynn A. Ford

About Lynn A. Ford

I am a retired cancer survivor from Marshfield, MA. I started gardening at 57-years old. I now have 24 raised beds, 7 apple trees, 2 peach trees and a cherry tree, 4 grape trellises and 55 blueberry bushes.

Latest from Lynn A. Ford

Bring the Garden Party to Father's Day
Bring the Garden Party to Father's Day
Dad’s gift doesn’t have to be just a thing. Perhaps Dad would simply prefer to spend time in the garden together.
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Growing Up in a Cranberry Family: Busy Bog Business
Growing Up in a Cranberry Family: Busy Bog Business
When I was just a youngster, my parents purchased a cranberry bog. I live in Massachusetts.
4 min read
Buzzing Blooms: Celebrate World Bee Day May 20
Buzzing Blooms: Celebrate World Bee Day May 20
Bees play a critical role in our agriculture. It is imperative that we all take steps to protect our precious pollinators.
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Japanese Knotweed: My First Spring Crop
Japanese Knotweed: My First Spring Crop
Knotweed is an herbaceous, perennial plant. It grows in North America and Europe, but it is native to Korea, China, and Japan. 
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Note Your Favorites: Tips for Building a Garden Profile | Vego Garden
Note Your Favorites: Tips for Building a Garden Profile
A garden profile is a list of plants and varieties you grow in your garden on a regular basis.
3 min read
Finding Growing Spaces in the Garden: Hidden in Plain Sight
Finding Growing Spaces in the Garden: Hidden in Plain Sight
Within a short time of moving to New Bedford, Massachusetts, I was struck by how much my neighbors could grow in a tiny yard of a triple decker.
4 min read
Mother Nature's Other Solar Eclipse
Nature's Other Solar Eclipse
We all know about the April 8 solar eclipse, but there's another version you can enjoy for a few months instead of a few minutes. It's the Solar Eclipse sunflower.
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Spring Forward: Does Daylight Savings Time Impact Gardeners and Farmers?
Spring Forward: Does Daylight Savings Time Impact Gardeners and Farmers?
I always heard that it was for the farmers but I wasn’t quite sure because as a gardener, it seems backwards to me.
4 min read
Creating a Healing Garden!
Creating a Healing Garden!
I never imagined I would even grow tomatoes on my patio, never mind becoming a serious gardener. At the age of 58 that all changed in dramatic fashion. I had been diagnosed with cancer in 2012. After conventional treatment failed,...
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Lynn A. Ford

About Lynn A. Ford

I am a retired cancer survivor from Marshfield, MA. I started gardening at 57-years old. I now have 24 raised beds, 7 apple trees, 2 peach trees and a cherry tree, 4 grape trellises and 55 blueberry bushes.