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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.

April 16, 2009

 

two yellow celandines. one big, one small.

Wordsworth’s Celandine

Yellow celandine poppies are a good addition to a garden for their attractive cup-shaped flowers and grey-green foliage.

March 26, 2009

 

a photo of Bob Dylan with his guitar and Allen Ginsberg.

Flower Power

While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.

March 19, 2009

 

a flower garden.

March Musings

The bare bones of our winter garden is an empty canvas. March is the time to plan your garden in Spring.

March 12, 2009

 

a flowered bunch of spice vibernum 'carlessi'.

Thoughts Of Spring

Spring is an inspiring season for both gardeners and poets alike.

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