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Do you know what to look for on a plant tag? The first significant thing I look at is the growing zone. Often the plant tag will give a range for the growing region like 5-9 or 3-7. This is why knowing your growing zone is key. If you don’t know, you just need to ask someone at the garden center -they should know what growing zone you are in. Now, as an experienced gardener, let me tell you what…Read More
Plant height is one of the factors often indicated on plant tags. But mature height often takes ten years – especially if you’re talking about trees and shrubs. Most plants benefit from some amount of pruning – in which case their height can be controlled. BTW, Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It can grow 3 feet in just 24 hours. Brevities #OTD President Abraham Lincoln created the U.S. Department of Agriculture today in…Read More
If you feel this way after years of gardening, you’re not alone. Over two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to his friend, the painter Charles Wilson Peale. He’s lamenting the limitations of his garden at Monticello. He concludes with one of my favorite garden quotes of all time: “But tho, an old man, I am but a young gardener.” Mary Delany leads an extraordinary life. The family had forced her to marry a very old…Read More
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