The Gardener's Apprentice

November 23, 2015
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Edison Blooms Again

Not long ago I gave a garden talk at the monthly meeting of a wonderful local garden club. They were, like so many passionate gardeners, warm and friendly and devoted to many aspects of horticulture—ecology, hands-on gardening and growing and … Continue reading

October 12, 2015
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Book Review: Chasing the Rose by Andrea di Robilant

Italian writer Andrea di Robilant has long been a man in search of the past. He mined a rich vein of family history in Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon, the 2008 biography of his ancestor Lucia … Continue reading

Rose Hip 2

October 13, 2014
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Hip Happiness

At the end of the garden season, I cling to my roses, at least figuratively. Even as night temperatures begin to dip and the geraniums on the porch shiver, I deadhead the roses to keep them producing flower buds. No … Continue reading