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Poppies

Lettuce Leaf Poppy (Papaver somniferum) Also known as Breadseed Poppy, this is one of my favorite self-sowing annuals that puts on quite a show in early summer. Only lasting a day, the delicate blossoms of papery petals are a lovely mauve color … Continue reading

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Monarch Update

I recently posted on the plight of the Monarch butterfly and things we can do to help. Mary Holland shared an awesome website that uses citizen science to track northward migrations of not just Monarchs, but other migrants as well. … Continue reading

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Life during Dormancy

In late November and early December before snow comes to transform the land, the garden seems dull and boring. Almost everything has died down to various shades of brown, from tan to rust to near black or gray. Evergreens provide … Continue reading

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October Gardening

GARDENER’S CORNER (Zone 5/6) In October, frosts diminish our gardens until even the last of the asters and chrysanthemums pass. Now we come to appreciate the backbone of the landscape: dried perennial grasses, evergreens, silhouettes and bark of trees and … Continue reading

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Ick! Mold and Fungus!

GARDENER’S CORNER When rain is abundant in spring, just about every garden consequently suffers from some sort of mold, mildew or fungus problem come late summer. Unfortunately, once it becomes apparent that you have a problem, it’s generally too late … Continue reading

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September Flowers

  Suddenly, there is rich renewal of flowers after a few weeks lag following the phlox fading away. Now the fountain and miscanthus grass are stealing the scene along with the fantastic show of wild asters. I must have at … Continue reading

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September Gardening

GARDENER’S CORNER (Zone 6) September is an excellent time to plant herbaceous perennials as well as trees and shrubs. The days are cooler and transplants don’t suffer heat stress as they would in high summer. The soil is warm so … Continue reading

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