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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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How to Deadhead Perennials.

How to Deadhead Perennials.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 | 0 comments

Ask the Green Thumb  Garden Tutorial Series:  Latest Short video answering a common gardening questions posted by readers in the Boston/Metro-West area. How to Deadhead Perennials? frequently asked by gardeners–especially new ones!   When you remove spent blossoms your garden instantly looks better. A bonus is that many plants will bloom a second...

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Reading this morning’s paper

Reading this morning’s paper

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Reading this morning’s paper, I wonder at what I’m reading. Politics, violent unrest, people saving a farm stand, unique art exhibits that lead one inside oneself. I wonder what to make of what I read. How do i process this? How do I to use this information to make myself more—astute, kind, smarter, creative? Then, for some reason, I think about the roses...

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