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It helps to go out and look at your garden every day. After a Saturday morning spent hacking out purple violets with the ...


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Prep School

January, February and March are the great equalizers of the horticultural world. This is the time of the year when I can ...


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For me, one moment above all others elicits that life-is-good feeling: the germination of the first tomato seed on my radiator.


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10 Years After

I’m not sure whether I should be celebrating or apologizing. Let me explain. The 700 or so words on this page mark my tenth ...


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From the Editor - NovDec 2018

I’ve been thinking about the difference between renovating the kitchen and gardening...


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I want to raise the level of my lawn as much as 2 feet in places. I now have a large quantity of somewhat composted wood chips and I am wondering if I can use them as fill to raise the ground level and provide a good soil in which to sow a lawn.

This past spring I planted a lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) in full sun. As winter began, the angle of the sun’s rays has caused the tree to receive, at most, 4 hours of sun. What are sun requirements of evergreens in winter?

What causes black spots on my orchid leaves?

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