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July 17, 2017
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Landscaped by Others

The great American garden writer, Elizabeth Lawrence, famously said, “No one gardens alone.”  The truth of those words shows in my garden every day.  Ninety percent of the landscape and tending falls to me; the rest is done by others.  … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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Moth Mullein

I am not an orchid person, but from time to time I fall madly in love with plants that bear orchid-like flowers.  Sweet peas beguile me, though I have never had success growing them in the garden.  I blame that … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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Vick’s Caprice

After four years of waiting, at least one go-around with Mr. Antlers and a presumption of plant death, ‘Vick’s Caprice’ has finally bloomed in my garden.  And even though the tough little rose put out only one flower, it was … Continue reading