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March 6, 2017
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Hellebore Haze

I hate to brag, but my hellebores are glorious.  Little plants that I bought several years ago and installed in my front strip on a wing and a prayer have arrived at maturity.  The gentle, open winter, with few really … Continue reading

December 7, 2015
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Potter’s Prelude

I have always envied those gardeners who brag about having something in bloom three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Living in a cold winter climate, this is not possible for me, unless I count the houseplants and that, in … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
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Snowdrop Hope

Over the centuries, writers have spilled a lot of ink over a little flower—Galanthus nivalis or snowdrop.  Tennyson and Wordsworth have sung its praises in lines of verse.  Elizabethan herbalist John Gerard described the plant in his 1597 Herball, when … Continue reading