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It’s probably been more than four years since a wild shade-loving tulip made its surprising appearance in a shady, grassy bed in my garden. Its color looked like the “before” shot in a commercial for women with faded blond hair. After a close examination on my knees, I determined it was actually a tulip. I know how long ago it was because my knees no longer permit close examinations.


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Where I grew up, it was common for us, whenever we were in a town, to drive around looking at the different neighborhoods …


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What trends do you see in container plantings, such as type of pot, materials, sun or shade, foliage or flowers.

I’m moving to a townhouse with limited direct sunlight. I would like to put a Japanese maple in a north-facing garden but don’t know if it will do well. What are the best kinds? Also, when is the best time to plant a small tree?

Can I grow asparagus from seed? I saved the little red berries from my plants.

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