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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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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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Daylily Amnesia

Wasn’t the daylily bloom spectacular this spring? Daylilies danced all over the garden. Some we greeted joyfully as old friends come back for a visit. Some we welcomed as prodigals gone awol for a time. Others were, what can I … Continue reading

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Plight of a Pickle Pail

I’m just a lowly pickle pail done-in Ain’t never had no steady kissin’ kin I toil so hard In your weedy yard Oh what I’d give for a swig of gin. Today you see a pickle pail hard workin’ But … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Weather

It’s the middle of March and they are bickering in the heavens again. Move out, you Old Goat, you’re done, finished. Old goat, eh! I’ll show you. Want a blast of wind chill? And some crusty barbs of ice? You—you—you … Continue reading

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