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January 28, 2018
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Onions for all Seasons

After seeing five deer grazing contentedly on my front lawn, I started doing some serious thinking about onions.  I had some nice big ones in the crisper drawer and the temptation to distract the deer by hurling those hefty vegetables … Continue reading

December 10, 2017
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Oregon Grape Holly

When you think about the intelligent, courageous and, inevitably, flawed people who founded our country, a host of names come to mind.  Bernard McMahon’s is not among them.  However, McMahon—1775-1816—knew or corresponded with many of the political and horticultural notables … Continue reading

August 14, 2017
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Wild Bee Balm

Bumblebees, those ace pollinators in the fuzzy yellow and black suits, are very fashionable at the moment.  And since they are fashionable, the plants that attract them are also extremely popular.  I thought of that as I returned from vacation … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
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Mock Orange

MOCK ORANGE             Plant breeders and merchandisers are working hard to create the perfect garden plant and I am sure someday they will do it.  This paragon of horticultural virtue will be easy to care for, pest and disease resistant, … Continue reading