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Transplanted Plants Make a Garden

Transplanted Plants Make a Garden

Posted on May 5, 2017 | 1 comment

New gardens and planting borders from old. Transplanting makes instant new gardens. Call this a sustainable practice or  ” recycle, reuse” !  Overgrown foundation plants at the front door get a new life looking good!  Plants from making space for a new addition construction avoid the compost pile. Large Rhodies and the like, and even 12′...

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Catch my Talk Tomorrow!

Catch my Talk Tomorrow!

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Speaking tomorrow to the CT Master Gardener Association Annual Symposium! My talk “Classic Vertical Gardening: Vines that Flower up and around” highlights the structures that vines grow on and the rooms they create. Choice ornamental vines will be highlighted. Looking forward to it! ctmga.org – CMGA for more...

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“Designing the Winter Garden” Workshop at Mass Hort

“Designing the Winter Garden” Workshop at Mass Hort

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Time to register for Maria ‘s  workshop  Designing the Winter Landscape, Wednesday, January 18th from 10am to 2pm at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. www.masshort.org  or contact Katie Folts *protected email* Award winning landscape designer, flower garden specialist, and home gardener coach, Maria teaches the concepts to design an outdoor...

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Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Make a ‘Paperwhite’ Narcissus Flowering Winter Centerpiece

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Ah, Saturday morning. It’s a frosty start in mid-November and a perfect time to plant ‘Paperwhite’ bulbs for indoor flowering. And, make a fall and later flowering winter centerpiece.  Planted now, they’ll  bloom in late December and perfume your house, too. Last week I popped into my local garden center and bought ten...

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How to Arrange Summer Annuals in Containers

How to Arrange Summer Annuals in Containers

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Colorful containers play a starring role in my garden, but especially this summer with New England’s prolonged drought.  It was time for an “end-of-summer refresh” for two key containers. Surprisingly the drought this summer hasn’t affected my garden’s seeming lushness. Right plant in the right place is key here and good soil. However, one effect of...

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