Frank Cabot

The Four Winds Gardener Today is the birthday of horticulturalist Frank Cabot who was born on this day in 1925. It’s hard to believe that we lost Frank just eight years ago. He was a tremendous gardener, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his work in founding the nonprofit The Garden Conservancy. Cabot…

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Well, the time we’ve waited for all year is here; it’s time to harvest tomatoes. I want to give you just a quick word of caution when it comes to harvesting your tomatoes. As gardeners, sometimes we wait too long to collect them. Sometimes that can be unintentional, and other times, we think that letting…

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Frank Cabot

The Four Winds Garden On this day in 2018, The Oakville Horticultural Society outside of Québec, offered a screening of the documentary “The Gardener” featuring horticulturist Frank Cabot and his masterpiece garden Les Quatre Vents or the Four Winds. The film reflects upon the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Cabot passed…

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Emerson once wrote, “To science there is no poison; To botany no weed; To chemistry no dirt.” As much as I like this quote, I know most gardeners will beg to differ. To gardeners, there are weeds. As I mentioned in an earlier episode this month, we often forget one key variable in gardening; the…

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