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October 10, 2013

 

Photo of the Thompson Library at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Revival Of Edith A Roberts’ Garden

In 1919, Edith A. Roberts set out to document every native plant species in Dutchess County, New York.

May 9, 2013

 

The brilliant color of forsythia in bloom!

Pruning Forsythia

Some shrubs have only one season of interest and forsythia is one of them.

May 2, 2013

 

The grave of Anne Bronte lies in St Mary's churchyard in Scarborough, England.

Impermanence

Flowers are symbols that reinforce our joys and mitigate our sorrows.

April 25, 2013

 

Fothergilla major.

Witch Alder Is Lovely Across The Seasons

Our native witch alders are wonderful additions to any garden.

April 26, 2012

 

Pollen: close up and personal.

Pollen Stains

Some tips on avoiding pollen stains, as well as some dos and don'ts for when pollen meets fabric.

December 29, 2011

 

Detail from "A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers" by Edgar Degas.

Container Shapes: It’s All About Proportion

Flowers and containers should always complement each other.

November 24, 2011

 

Old plant label.

Botanical Names

During the winter, gardeners usually read a lot of plant catalogs, most of which list the botanical, as well as the common, names of plants.

August 4, 2011

 

Clivia miniata 'Nqoye'

Clivia: The “Indestructible” Houseplant

Clivia hails from South Africa where it is known as the Kaffir lily, the bush lily and the fire lily.

June 23, 2011

 

Mahonia japonica "charity"

Mahonia Shrubs Gathered By 19th Century Explorers

Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.

June 2, 2011

 

Calycanthus: A Sweet Shrub For A Woodland Garden

When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.

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