The Gardener's Apprentice

June 6, 2016
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Peony Mystery

Like much of the rest of the world, I love garden peonies—Paeonia lactiflora–for their lush, unabashedly sumptuous flowers and gorgeous colors.  A single bloom in a tall bottle constitutes an elegant arrangement. Snip a handful of stems and you can … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Lemoine Legacy

Back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, before plant breeding was the domain of huge conglomerates, the breeding and nursery business often ran in families.  The Lemoine family of Nancy, France was one of those multi-generational concerns, breeding … Continue reading