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May 5, 2011

 

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Cornell’s Combinations: Camouflaging Spring Bulb Foliage

Unless the foliage of other perennials grows up to mask the bulb foliage as it decays, the garden looks a mess.

April 21, 2011

 

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Hollow Stems: Preparing Them For Arrangement

Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.

April 14, 2011

 

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Container Preparations: New, Rich Soil And Good Drainage Holes

Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.

April 7, 2011

 

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Pre-Bloom Time: Anticipating Those First Signs Of Spring

Each of us has our own personal method by which we confirm the onset of spring. For me it is when my ground-hugging yellow aconites bloom.

March 24, 2011

 

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Host Plants For Butterflies

Different species of caterpillars have specific plants or plant families they need for their food.

March 10, 2011

 

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“Pruning In March,” A Poem By Vita Sackville West

There is an old saying that the time to prune the roses is when the forsythia blooms. Here in my Midwestern garden our forsythia blooms in March.

July 15, 2010

 

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Stalwarts In The Garden: Hardy Hellebores

Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.

June 17, 2010

 

Dwarf Spiraea Shrubs

There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.

May 20, 2010

 

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Listening to the Iris

In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.

April 8, 2010

 

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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.

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