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October 17, 2017
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The Green Man

Last weekend, I found the gardenalia store of my dreams in a Pennsylvania town.  Like many wondrous finds, it happened by accident.  Like many wondrous finds in the northeastern United States, it happened because I couldn’t find a parking place. … Continue reading

October 9, 2017
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Beautyberry

Birds love shrubs that produce quantities of fall fruit.  Unfortunately birds generally don’t communicate with plant merchandisers.  Humans finally began to agree with the birds in the last third of the twentieth century, as the three or even four-season gardening … Continue reading

October 2, 2017
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Blue Boneset

Late fall is dominated by orange, red, russet and gold, as brilliant leaves, goldenrod and millions of cushion mums crash together in a colorful, season-ending plant eruption.  But the prelude to all that brilliance rolls through in early fall, in … Continue reading

September 25, 2017
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Perennial Gardeners

Some day I am going to open a school to train professional gardeners.  I have ample proof that such a school is much needed.  After spending years tending my gardens and those of others, not to mention fraternizing with landscape … Continue reading