The Beauty of Spring Bulbs

The Beauty of Spring Bulbs

by Katharine S. White I shall never desert the bulbs, though, and last winter, I think I got more pleasure from a pot of February Gold daffodils than from anything else I raised unless it was my pots of freesias. February Gold, which is a medium-small, all-yellow narcissus of the cyclamen type, for me proved…

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Katharine White on Poisonous Plants

Katharine White on Poisonous Plants

by Katharine S. White The year 1967 started with an all-out alert on the danger of poisonous plants. On January 6th, the Times published a story about a lecture on the subject by John M. Kingsbury, the author of a useful small book titled Deadly Harvest: A Guide to Common Poisonous Plants. At a very…

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January 4, 2021 Invasive Garlic Mustard, Stephen Hales, Johanna Weterdijk, Eleanor Perenyi, Winter Garden Thoughts, A Life in Shadow by Stephen Bell, and Garden Trivia for National Trivia Day

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Today we celebrate an English botanist who discovered which way sap flows in plants. We’ll also learn about a female Dutch botanist who fought for equity and is now remembered as a trailblazer. We’ll remember a thoughtful and witty garden writer whose only book became a garden classic. We hear some thoughts on the garden…

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