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From The Editor
The glory days are upon us — almost as good as Christmas. In May and June the garden is growing presents, more than could ever possibly fit under the Christmas tree. Even better, they’re all for us.
Every morning I step onto the front porch to get the paper, sniff the air, take a gander up and down the street, then lean over the balustrade, pondering what to do with the day before me.
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Photo By Ron Capek
‘Betty Corning’ Clematis mingles with Caryopteris divaricata ‘Snow Fairy’ around a cement bird bath planted with various tender aloes, sedums and echevarias.
Read more in our story, "Living Large in a Little Garden " on page 60
of the May/June issue.