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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 3, 2017
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Pulmonaria

Every five or ten years the horticultural world goes through a vogue for patterned leaves.  Everything old is new again as gardeners snap up some of the flashier hostas, variegated weigelas, Japanese painted ferns and all manner of plants with … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
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Spring Interrupted

The snow is finally melting in my part of the world, after an intensely hyped “blizzard” ten days ago.  Gardeners are emerging from their lairs and approaching their beds, borders and overwintered containers with low expectations.  After an “open” winter, … Continue reading