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December 8, 2016

 

Schlumbergera buckleyi

Holiday Cactus

Depending on when they bloom, members of the Schlumbergera genus are called either Thanksgiving or Christmas cactuses.

December 1, 2016

 

self-seeder

Self-Seeders

There is something very satisfying about seeing second-generation plants from self-sown seeds!

November 23, 2016

 

goldenrod

Solidago

For bouquets, cut the goldenrod before the buds open, when they last well and no pollen is released.

November 17, 2016

 

Vita and Harold

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

November 10, 2016

 

garden border

Beds & Borders

Most flower gardeners have either beds or borders or both.

November 3, 2016

 

digging

Digging

Recently, I’ve been digging quite a lot of holes for bulbs, and as I plant them I fantasize about how beautifully they will bloom next spring.

October 27, 2016

 

autumn bird

Autumn Poetry

George Eliot wrote, “Delicious autumn! …And if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

October 20, 2016

 

autumn leaves

October

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”

October 13, 2016

 

cuttings of geranium

Tricks!

A hard frost will kill off our annuals for good, but there are tricks we can try to get more treats from our annual purchases.

October 6, 2016

 

Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.

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