Category Archives: Pruning

Stretch Or Kvetch

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Avoid unnecessary tidiness; let petals make magical, fragrant pathways Gardening Without Pain (Or Less Anyway) It’s finally spring and all week I’ve visited with groaning friends who can’t stand up straight, can’t turn their heads, can’t bend without yelping or … Continue reading

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Hummers & Butterflies Love Hardy Fuchsias

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Hardy Fuchsias reviving after deep freezes Coming Back After Cold Where winter froze the bones of tender garden favorites, it’s always wise to wait a while before deciding if a beloved plant is truly toast. Judging by readers’ questions, hardy … Continue reading

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Refreshing The Garden

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Image by Robin Cushman Boosting Summer Color After the first ebullient rush of spring color melds into summer beauty, many gardens experience a few hiccups along the way. The best way to avoid color gaps is to make the rounds … Continue reading

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Lavender in Garden & Kitchen

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Lavender Fields Forever Yesterday I made a little tussie mussie of lavender and rosebuds for a dear friend going through a tough time and felt my own spirits lift. I find the scent of lavender refreshing, brisk and aromatic rather … Continue reading

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