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Ah May… the Month of Plant Sales. When I started gardening, I would Plant Sale away my Saturdays in May with my dear friend Judy. We would plan our way to a successful sale day, waking up while it was still dark out. Then we’d arrive at the church or the building where the sale was to be held, we’d set up our lawn chairs at the door, and we’d pat ourselves on the back for being first and second…Read More
Happy May Day! Today, the tradition in France is to give a sprig of Lily of the Valley to loved ones. Originally from Japan, Lily of the Valley has long been considered lucky. It’s a sweet scent, belies its high toxicity. Other names for Lily of the Valley include May Bells, Our Lady’s Tears, and Mary’s Tears. The French name, Muguet, is a diminutive form mugue or muguete and means “musk.” Brevities #OTD Today, we celebrate the…Read More
I realize you are very excited to get going in your own garden. But don’t forget to schedule some time this spring to visit other gardens. The gardens of friends, neighbors, or public gardens can provide you with inspiration and teach you something new – even when you didn’t think you’d learn anything. #BTW This entire week, April 27-May 4, is Historic Garden Week at Monticello (“MontiCHELLo”) in Virginia. If you visit today, April 30, you can learn more about…Read More
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