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Pansies: The Tough Cookies of Spring

If ever there were a pretty little flower that could be considered a ‘tough cookie’ , it would be the pansy. Although these captivating little beauties may look delicate, they are one of the first flowers that can brave our spring time in cold New England. Believe it or not, pansies perform best in cool weather… Read more »

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Spring is Springing!

In the last week, we have had some serious snow melt. Do you realize how long it’s been since we’ve seen…ground? It’s actually kind of weird. I saw my little solar walkway lights for the first time in forever last night, and I thought, what’s THAT?  With the snow line receding, and as the possibility… Read more »

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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 »