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Whizz-bang Ideas for Garden Clean-up, a Self-Help Manual

You, too, Can Have That Sleek Magazine-Garden Look in Your Garden Visitors are coming and they like to garden and they want to see what new plants are growing in your garden. You haven’t been paying much attention lately, so … Continue reading

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New York Frolics: A New Series

Gardens and Green Spaces in New York City Every so often we invade New York City. We crash at my sister’s apartment. (She owns the refrigerator you might have read about in a previous post. Or, you can pick up … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Dictionary

Any discussion of gardens should focus on using correct terminology. This Gardeners’ Dictionary is presented as a handy guide for novice and seasoned gardeners alike with the hope that it will clarify currently used vocabulary. (Note 1: Since this is … Continue reading

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September Frolic in a Southern Garden

It’s playtime in our garden in September. Happy recess between hot and cold seasons. Plants are putting a finish on blooms and berries. Bees and butterflies follow the sun, attend progressive end-of-the-season nectar parties. Birds buzz, chirp, chip, while they … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summer Garden

By the time August arrives here in the south the fresh-faced blooms of early summer are gone. Hydrangea blossoms begin to look like old lace and daylily scapes turn to disposable, dried-up stalks (unless a gardener refuses to deprive dragonflies … Continue reading

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(Edible) Food Does not Grow in Refrigerators

Or, Are You Sure that Tomato You are eating is Organic? Part I:  The Fridge and the Market I stand in awe of my sister’s refrigerator. It’s a Sears Kenmore, 14 cubic feet. Once I asked her how old it … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Wish List

Vines romp Rabbits chomp I wish rabbits Would adopt habits Of dining on vinings. Slugs chew Slimy glue! I wish slugs Would eat bugs Instead of fancying plantings. Moles tunnel Lumpy chunnels I wish moles Disliked holes And would vacate … Continue reading

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