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March 27, 2017
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Spring Interrupted

The snow is finally melting in my part of the world, after an intensely hyped “blizzard” ten days ago.  Gardeners are emerging from their lairs and approaching their beds, borders and overwintered containers with low expectations.  After an “open” winter, … Continue reading

March 23, 2015
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Spring Ahead

Gardeners may swill champagne along with the rest of the world at 12:01 on January 1, but most of us don’t truly feel the New Year’s spirit until the temperature starts to rise and the first snowdrops, crocuses and winter … Continue reading

June 9, 2014
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Too Much, Too Fast

TOO MUCH, TOO FAST This is the time of year when the garden is a rampaging torrent of growth. Plants—cultivated and wild—are increasing with reckless abandon, vying with each other in Darwinian attempts to attract as many pollinators as possible. … Continue reading

May 5, 2014
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Covering the Bases

This year, in many parts of the country, winter stood its ground and refused to unclench its chilly grip. Spring-flowering plants emerged slowly; understandably cautious about exposing their petals to the freezing breezes. The flip side of that hesitance is … Continue reading