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February 19, 2015


magnolia virginiana

My Dear Magnolia Virginiana

Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.

September 4, 2014


native wildflowers

Native Wildflowers

It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.

March 14, 2013


Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Our early presidents were described as nation builders, and all were passionate about plants, nature, agriculture and gardens.

August 16, 2012




Modern researchers have confirmed that caraway oil has a mild antispasmodic effect in addition to its culinary appeal.

February 23, 2012


Bill Larkin's annuals

Bill Larkin’s Seeds

In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.

April 8, 2010


children gardening

April’s the busy month, the month that grows… (poem)

A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.

September 11, 2008


The stem of a Japanese Maple

Autumn Textures

In Autumn, not only do the colors in the garden seem richer and more mellow, but textures also assume a more dominant role in plantings.

August 30, 2007


orange and pink pot pourri

Fall Dead-heading: And Winter Pot Pourri

Sounds brutal, but dead-heading is important for promoting new growth.

April 5, 2007


heirloom roses

The Cruelest Month

April is known as the cruelest month due to the erratic weather and the possibility for freezing temperatures to creep back in and injure new plants.

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