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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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Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Front Foundation Planting Gets A Facelift

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments

  Sometimes plantings get overgrown, tired, or the current design doesn’t work. They need a face-lift, or a re-design. The front foundation plantings, in this case, were not only overgrown, but they hid a beautiful real stone facade at the front door. The composition of this left side foundation planting didn’t really work with the right...

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Containers Ideas found on a Mini Vacation

Containers Ideas found on a Mini Vacation

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 | 1 comment

Sitting in Boston Public Garden I’m enjoying a special early-morning moment on a lovely summer like day. On shady bench in front of an active fountain, I’m relishing it’s gentle sound except when the tourist with the creaky wheeled cart goes by. I’ve rediscovered that when you have a house guest from out of town, you become a...

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Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Gardening at Dawn on a Summer-Like Day

Posted on May 29, 2016 | 0 comments

I love gardening at dawn on a summer morning. Cool enough to pull weeds, prune branches, deadhead, plant, lay mulch as I did this last weekend-of-May Sunday. Yet it’s warm enough for shorts and a tshirt. It’s a time of birdsong and quiet in the neighborhood. No noisy lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or power songs. Just the cool of the morning on my...

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