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Bringing the Outdoors In II

Spring lures out my favorite flowers – the daffodils. Combined with forsythia, their sunny cheerfulness chases away winter doldrums. We’re a little late for St David’s Day (March 1), but we still enjoy the flowers named for him. And many … Continue reading

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Forsythia

Recently, I’ve been asked about the care of Forsythias. These are a bright, yellow Spring flowering plant that herald Spring. When in bloom, they are also a great reminder that it’s time to prune your roses. When the blooms are … Continue reading

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Bringing the Outdoors In

One of the easiest things you can do when the weather is dreary and you need some brightness, is forcing flowerings plants to open. I brought in some magnolia branches (the white fuzzy buds), rhododendrons with flower buds not yet … Continue reading

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Pre-Spring Activities

It feels odd to write about Spring gardening tasks while most of North America is still under inches, if not feet of snow. And I realize that many of you in the UK are still dealing with flooding. But this … Continue reading

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The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant … Continue reading

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Such a Strange Country

Such a strange country I live in – the rest of the nation is covered in snow and ice, while today I came across a cherry tree already in blossom. I tried to take a photo to show you, but … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee Watch

I’m always looking for news on organic gardening and how to create gardens that support garden creatures. The Xerxes Society is looking for the public’s help in recording any sightings of bumble bees in North America. Their website has all … Continue reading

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