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Have you given much thought to the layout or shape of your garden beds? Do they follow the natural lines and slopes of the landscape? Are they geometric? Long beds with corners? Maybe you’ve tried a circle garden. If you’re just beginning – border beds – beds anchored by a backdrop (like a house or a fence) are the easiest to plan and execute. Often overlooked, one thing to consider in border beds is to add some stepping stones or even a small path along the back to provide access points that make tending your garden easier.     Brevities #OTD In 1783: It’s the birthday of Scottish author, garden...

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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.)    …

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening by Matt Mattus

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening by Matt Mattus

September 1, 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…

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Watermelon

August 3, 2020

by Charles Bukowski And the windows opened that night, A ceiling dripped the sweat Of a tin god,  And I sat eating a watermelon All…

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