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January 11, 2007


a row of leafless trees before a sunset.

Louise Beebe Wilder: Winter Meditation

As the New Year unfolds, Louise Beebe Wilder's words help us to understand ourselves through the metaphor of our garden.

December 28, 2006


dead sunflower in winter

Tennyson’s Song

Alfred, Lord Tennyson used a garden metaphor when he wrote about an old year coming to a close.

December 7, 2006


daffodil flowers in vase


One of the disadvantages of gardening in a cold climate is that we have no flowers in our gardens at this time of the year.

November 2, 2006


rake with leaves leaning against wall

Fall Garden Chores

There is pleasure in just working outside since we realize winter will soon close in and closing us indoors.

October 26, 2006


man sawing border for flower bed

Revisions in Design

As the growing season ends and we look at our gardens with a critical eye, we often wonder if we should make changes in overall design.

September 28, 2006


beauty berry plant in autumn


I was given my Callicarpa as a gift, and it is certainly a gift that keeps on giving.

September 14, 2006


queen of the night tulip

Touches of Black

So much has been written about color in the garden, but in recent years there has been a trend to include touches of black.

August 31, 2006




I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

July 13, 2006


yellow desdemona in shade


Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.

April 7, 2006


epimedium plant


We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.

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