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November 20, 2017
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Roses in Winter

I grew up in western New York State, where winters were long, snowy and frigid.  But even under those conditions, gardeners loved their roses and did their best to safeguard them against winter’s worst.  My father, who was a romantic … Continue reading

October 5, 2015
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Bodacious Bougainvillea

I have a friend of the clerical persuasion who is a wonderful gardener. When I say “wonderful”, I don’t mean that his suburban lot looks like Longwood Gardens. I mean that when he sets his mind to growing something well, … Continue reading

December 29, 2014
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Solstice Thoughts

Every year in late December scores of visitors make their way to Stonehenge, the ancient earth and stone monument near Salisbury, England, to celebrate the winter solstice.  The enormous stones are arranged on a solstitial axis, meaning that at the … Continue reading