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October 30, 2017
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Grant Mitsch

If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is a good time to plant your daffodils and other spring bulbs.  The ones I ordered still await my tender ministrations and I hope to get them all into the ground this … Continue reading

November 27, 2016
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Rose of May

I was uncommonly late planting my bulbs this year and, in fact, have one small bag of antique-variety tulip bulbs left in the garage.  If they were sentient, they would be wondering if they had been forgotten.  Of course, if … Continue reading

September 6, 2016
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Saint Heirloom

  Every year at this time I take great joy in paging through the paper bulb catalogs and perusing the websites so that I can overspend on spring bulbs in the most discerning and intelligent way.  One of my longtime … Continue reading

September 14, 2015
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Bulb Joy

Everyone in the world seems to be reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Its de-cluttering message has almost certainly gladdened the hearts and fattened the inventories of recyclers, thrift … Continue reading