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February 29, 2016
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Fancy Plants

Many people over the years have quoted Oscar Wilde’s famous aphorism characterizing marriage as “the triumph of hope over experience.” My husband, David, and I defied Oscar Wilde and hope always won out. The same cannot be said of my … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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Begonias–A Moment in the Sun

These days plant dealers need specimens that do the following things: look good ninety-eight percent of the time; provide reliable color or interest; perform in part shade; flourish in gardens or containers and require very little care.  Breeders have slaved … Continue reading

November 11, 2013
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Garden Gifts

I love it when my nears and dears give me garden-related gifts during the holidays.  Any kind of plant is welcome, especially flowering ones.  Gardening gifts are sometimes a little more problematic, because I am not a gadget person.  That … Continue reading