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June 4, 2019 Ground Cover Roses, King George III, Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, Katherine Esau, Sarah Martha Baker, Ruth Kassinger, Paradise Under Glass, Planting Peony, and Esau’s Fables

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Ground cover roses. I had someone ask me about them recently. They are fantastic for a rose that has a low spreading habit. But, they are really not a true ground covers in that they won’t completely crowd out weeds. I used to grow this rose called “The Fairy,” which is a pink rose – it blooms all summer long. It’s a ground cover rose, and it would amble over this brick garden wall that I had, and I absolutely…

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June 3, 2019 Half-Hardy Plants, Aristides Simoni, David Douglas, Josephine Baker, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Kiftsgate Court Garden, Vanessa Berridge, Perennials for Wet Areas, Ardenoir, and Charlotte to Grace O’Brien

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Half-Hardy Plants. That’s a term you don’t run into very often – but when you do, it can be confusing. Just this morning, I swung by a garden center to check out their clearance plants, and I ended up chatting with a gardener who had running to a label that had that term: Half-Hardy Plants. The term Half-Hardy simply means that the plant will not survive a frost – that they can’t handle a dip in temperatures. So think about…

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May 31, 2019 Why Do You Garden, Charles McIlvaine, Virginia Woolf, Martha Maxwell, Walt Whitman, This Compost, Photo Friday, Hosta Inventory, Calvin Lamborn and the invention of Sugar Snap Peas

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Why do you garden? This was a question that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to, and it received over 1400 responses. The most popular were: it’s calming to bring beauty into my life to connect with nature healthy food There’s another benefit that many people often overlook: staying physically active. If you take a look at your Fitbit after spending time in your garden, you’ll realize it’s a workout.       Brevities #OTD It’s the birthday…

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