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Have you started to think about your garden in geographical terms? Aside from the zone, you are gardening in, what are the micro-climates in your garden? Areas sheltered by trees, buildings or other structures may be warmer and ideal locations for less hardy plants. Low-lying areas may create boggy or marsh-like conditions – perfect for plants that like to have “wet feet”. What is the composition of your soil; is it heavy and clayish? loamy or sandy? Is your soil acidic? Get to know your garden’s topography and micro-climates; then situate (or relocate) plants accordingly. The more you know, the better your plants will grow.     Brevities #OTD Botanist...

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Did You Know Tarragon is an Artemisia?

July 16, 2020

Like all plants in the Artemisia (“AR-tah-MEE-zee-ah”) genus, Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) casts a gray and silvery foliage (although these pictures don’t reflect that.)    …

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Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

August 13, 2020

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is Over 250…

Ode to Watermelon

Ode to Watermelon

August 3, 2020

by Anonymous Up from the South, by boat and train.  Now comes the King of Fruits again;  Lucious feast for judge or felon,  Glorious, sun-kissed…

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