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October blooms

Autumn treasures in my garden Summer has faded and gone. Autumn’s bright foliage does compensate, somewhat, for the dearth of […]

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The art of Japanese pruning

Lessons from a visit to Shin Boku A few weeks ago I traveled to Shin Boku Nursery in Wentworth to […]

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Houseplants and herbs

How to prepare them to move indoors Most of us bring our houseplants outside for the summer. Now is the […]

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Planning ahead

Plant bulbs now for spring blossoms Now is the time to buy your bulbs for spring blossoms. Most years I […]

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Putting the garden to bed

Get started early to avoid the cold This year I resolve to get my garden put to bed early so […]

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Store like a squirrel

How to prep your food for winter Like a conscientious squirrel, I put away food for the winter in August […]

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Flowers fit for a dog

In celebration of Daffy Daphne mezereum was the registered name of my corgi, Daffy, who passed away on Aug. 25. […]

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Glorious hydrangeas

Now in full bloom When I was a boy, I always took note of cemeteries as we drove by them. […]

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Re-wild your lawn

Start small to build up your garden Tired of mowing your lawn, but afraid to stop? What would it look […]

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Good riddance

Three plants to avoid Three plants you don’t want on your property are wild parsnips, purple loosestrife and Norway maples. […]

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