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December 1, 2016

 

Cleome seed harvest.

Self-Seeders

There is something very satisfying about seeing second-generation plants from self-sown seeds!

February 19, 2015

 

Flowers on a Sweetbay Magnolia tree. (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

 

Texas wildflowers.

Native Wildflowers

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

March 14, 2013

 

From a portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Wilson, 1759.

Benjamin Franklin

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

August 16, 2012

 

Caraway seeds.

Caraway

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

February 23, 2012

 

Because his yard floods during periods of heavy rain, all of the annual plants on Bill Larkin's quarter acre lot are in pots or raised beds.

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 with their mother, 1953.

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

 

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

 

Fall Dead-heading: And Winter Pot Pourri

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

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