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January 9, 2017
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Botanicum

One of the great joys of gardening and writing about plants is amassing a collection of books.  These days, you might argue that everything is available online, via e–books or other electronic means.  That may be so, but it would … Continue reading

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November 15, 2016
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Book Review: My Summer in a Garden by Charles Dudley Warner

Pity poor Charles Dudley Warner.  Born in 1829, he was a lawyer, newspaper editor/ publisher, prolific writer, confidant of numerous famous people and dedicated amateur gardener.  Despite that impressive resume, he is best remembered; when he is remembered at all, … Continue reading

November 2, 2015
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Book Review: The Meaning of Trees

When most of us think of trees at this time of year, we focus on leaves. The same leaves that delighted us when they appeared in the spring, shaded us through the torrid summer days and enchanted us as they … Continue reading

September 8, 2015
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Timely and Timeless: A Review of OUTSTANDING AMERICAN GARDENS: A CELEBRATION—25 YEARS OF THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY

Great gardens have much in common with other works of art—form, color, structure, light, space and an indefinable “something” that draws viewers in. Unlike other masterpieces, however, gardens are ephemeral. Any gardener can tell you what happens when you leave … Continue reading