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June 10, 2019 The Significance of Lilacs, National Herbs and Spices Day, Jardin des Plantes, Robert Brown, Gorgeous George and Judy Garland’s Hibiscus, Frances Theodora Parsons, Natural Selection, Dan Pearson, Box Cutters, and Inspiration from John Burroughs

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My neighbor, up at our cabin, has this amazing copse of lilacs.   We’ve become good friends and he invited me to take some cuttings of his lilac as a gesture of goodwill.   (He also give me all of his jack-in-the-pulpit – but that’s another story.)   Over time, lilacs have met different things…

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May 28, 2019 Unkind Garden Advice, William Herbert, Hippeastrum, Carl Richard Nyberg, Amaryllis and Alteo, Amaryllis Poem, Minta Collins, Medieval Herbs, Exposed Tree Roots and the Wentworth Lilacs of New Hampshire

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Gardeners.   Horticultural experts.   Professors, even.   On the garden path, you can, from time to time, run into people that decimate you faster than a Japanese Beetle on green beans.   Let’s just set one thing straight. Gardening is good for you, but people who give garden advice can be bad for you. …

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