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April 25, 2017
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Ginter’s Garden

In his play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare gives the following lines to Marc Antony: “The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones…” This may sometimes be the case, but it was not … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
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For the Love of Violas

Many of my neighbors have pansies and violas on their porches right now.  So do I.  The only difference is that some of mine overwintered there.  Now they will go out into the garden, joining some of their newly acquired … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
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Return Engagement

There is nothing like a tulip, hyacinth or daffodil in its first spring.  All the energy that growers in the Netherlands or elsewhere have pumped into the bulbs is distilled into glorious floral display.  Tulips stand strong and proud, with … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
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Fernleaf Lavender

Surfacing at the end of winter like a horticultural life raft, the week-long Philadelphia Flower Show is salvation for gardeners grown weary of cold weather.  The Philadelphia Convention Center, a cavernous place, is filled with flowers and plants, from tulips … Continue reading