The Gardener's Apprentice

January 9, 2018
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Spring Preview

Count on January to deliver uncertain winter weather, post-holiday doldrums and the bills for December extravagance.  It also brings the moment gardeners have been waiting for—a chance to sit down with catalogs and websites and plan for the coming growing … Continue reading

April 1, 2013
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Great Bales of Straw

For years common straw—that unassuming by-product of grain production—has played a supporting role in our homes and gardens.  It has cushioned our strawberries, keeping the fruit from rotting on the ground.  It has adorned our porches in the fall, sometimes … Continue reading