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

Vego-Garden-Edimentals
Edimentals : Ornamental and Edible
I was watching a gardening show and the designer said to the host that he was planning on using lots of “Edimentals.” The host of the show, who was not a gardener asked, “Did you just make up that word?”...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.