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Are you planning to grow Sunflowers this year? Five years ago, Hans-Peter Schiffer toppled the Guinness World Record for the third year in a row – growing a sunflower that was 30’1″ tall! Over at the Facebook group for the show, you can check out a time-lapse video of sunflowers growing from seed to seed…

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I ran across a fascinating old journal as I was researching this show – what I especially loved about it was the layout. If you want to copy it here’s what you do: Dedicate a page of your journal to each type of plant in your garden. Make some notes about the characteristics of the…

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Why do you garden? This was a question that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to, and it received over 1400 responses. The most popular were: it’s calming to bring beauty into my life to connect with nature healthy food There’s another benefit that many people often overlook: staying physically active. If you…

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Are you feeling it yet? The urge to get going in the garden? I was reading a book from 1915 about spring, it started this way, “If you are not dead, you will feel the sap start within you…” Everyone comes to the garden in their own time. If you’re not yet ready to put…

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Have you ever intuited the name of a plant? A few years ago, I traveled to San Diego. I was sitting on a bench outside the hotel, and I spied the most amazing blossom – three bright orange petals and three blue petals – it looked like the head of a bird. My mind latched…

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How close are your earliest bloomers to your front door? Your crocus, snowdrops, iris, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, daphnes, and magnolias? When I redid my front garden last year, the designer had put all my earliest bloomers right near the front porch and walk. When I asked her reasoning, she reminded me of our long winters.…

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Does your garden have a signature plant? If you can’t decide, maybe it’s time to let your garden do the talking. Complete the following sentence: My garden has the perfect spot to grow…. (fill in the blank). For instance, you may have the perfect spot to grow anemone. I remember going to my friend Carmen’s…

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