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April 12, 2019 Plant Tags, Licorice, Zina Pitcher, John J. Audobon, Thomas Nuttal, William Kent, Dr. Edward G. Voss, and Peter White

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I was looking at the cute brass plant labels on the Target website the other day – I was trying to find the link to that adorable garden tote I was telling you about, and I thought about the evolution of a gardener when it comes to using plant tags. First, you start out needing the labels – is that dill? What does basil look like again? Then you label only the newcomers or the look-alike parsley or cilantro – who can tell without smell? Sometimes a new gardener will visit. Or you’ll have people tour your garden. Folks appreciate knowing what they are looking at. Pretty soon, you realize…

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April 11, 2019 Yearlong Care of the Garden, Luther Burbank , Yogi Yogananda, Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen, John Paulus Lotsy, Ogden Nash, Barbara Kingsolver, Mary Treat, A New Garden Tote, and the Clark Botanic Garden

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How much do you care for your garden? Do your time and attention stay pretty constant throughout the season? If not, why not? What would your garden look like in August if you loved it then as much as you do now? What do you need to do to sustain a high level of care for your garden all season long? Fewer tomato or pepper plants? More raised beds? Getting regular garden time committed on the calendar? Removing high maintenance plants?       Brevities #OTD Luther Burbank died today in 1926 (Books By This Author). His friend, Yogi Yogananda wrote Autobiography of a Yogi – a book many people…

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April 10, 2018 Mary Hiester Reid, George Reid, Onteora, Duncan Sutherland Macorquodale, Mary Reynolds, Pruning Grapevines, and the First Arbor Day

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Just when you thought you had winter beat… You thought wrong. Surprise. Unpredictable weather. Dicey temperatures. Gardeners need resilience. If Spring’s arrival is dashing your hope, start to look for the survivors in your garden. In your neighborhood. In your city. On your social media feed. Every Spring – no matter the conditions, there are successes. Hardy Daffodils. Forsythia. Lungwort. Snowdrops. Magnolias. Look for the plants that survive and thrive despite the challenges of Spring. Plant more of those plants. Find joy in those plants. Improve your resiliency by mirroring the resilience of your garden.       Brevities #OTD Born today in 1854, the extraordinary floral still life painter…

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