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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

April 10, 2017
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Return Engagement

There is nothing like a tulip, hyacinth or daffodil in its first spring.  All the energy that growers in the Netherlands or elsewhere have pumped into the bulbs is distilled into glorious floral display.  Tulips stand strong and proud, with … Continue reading

March 28, 2016
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A Little Daffy

I have a friend who is fond of saying, “the devil is in the details,” and she is right.  Ambitious plans have come to a screeching halt because someone forgot the AAA batteries.  Failure to tighten a strategically placed button … Continue reading

April 13, 2015
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Waiting for Mrs. Backhouse

The first clumps of daffodils are blooming at long last and I have to resist the urge to go out and pick all of them for the house.  Little nosegays of snowdrops and early crocus have been a welcome relief … Continue reading