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The garden is a lot like a Broadway play. The lead role is given to annual plants. They bloom non- stop from the start of warm weather season, to the end. Showy. That’s their role and they do it well.  The supporting role is given to perennial plants. Their bloom time is specific, and they… Read more »

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Don’t Get Caught With Your ‘Plants’ Down!

There are two ways to do things…there’s the right way, and then there’s my way. The right way is to have the proper tools and necessary objects ready for the task at hand. Then, there’s my way. A little…how shall we say? Macgyver-ish? Using duct tape and a paper clip, the job gets done using… Read more »

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Thinking Outside The Pot

Time to think container gardening. Nothing new there, right? Plants, pot, color, done. Yeah, so I thought too. But my mind changed last spring. I had the pleasure to attend the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., it was an outdoor festival of extraordinary events. Chic vendors; handmade, antique, trendy, classic, you name it. Best… Read more »

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What To Do With Forced Bulbs

I’m sure you’ve given them as gifts, and received them as gifts too. Those fantabulous spring jewels that have a brief but spectacular showing…they line the shelves almost everywhere at Easter time, perfuming the air with the unmistakable scent that screams spring. In the greenhouse, I’ve had the pleasure of watching people enter, and then… Read more »

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Beautiful Begonias

Tuberous, Rex, Angel Wing, Wax….the family of Begonias is absolutely huge. For me, Begonias are a lot like potato chips. One can never be enough. And two? One must have odd numbers to satisfy the eye. It’s the Rex family that really gets me. Love? Yes. And what’s not to love? Different textures, shapes and… Read more »

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These Roses Are A Knock Out!

My grandfather was  a ‘rose guy’. While he had no formal horticultural training, he knew all the roses of his day personally by name.  We would be driving down the back roads of Quaker Hill, and he’d point out a fantastic Mr. Lincoln in one yard, and a gorgeous specimen of Double Delight in another. … Read more »