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Smell This

How many times have you thrust your nose into a bouquet or a flower and come up empty? Or worse yet, been knocked back by …


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‘Twas the night before solstice, and all through the yard Not a species was stirring, not hosta, nor chard …


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The day we brought her home from the nursery, we were the proudest parents on the block. We hadn’t always wanted one.


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Mid-Season Classic

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My lilac had a grayish blight on the leaves this summer. What caused this and how can I prevent it?

I brought a frangipani (Plumeria) back from Hawaii last April when it was just a leafless branch. It sprouted leaves and grew over summer. Now it is losing its leaves. How can I keep it growing over winter? Will it bloom?

We moved into a house with a lovely azalea that didn’t bloom. We thought it might have been over-pruned. Last fall we did not prune it and now it still hasn’t bloomed. I was hoping to transplant it this year, but it looks rather sickly. Shall we prune it again and give it another year? Can I still transplant it?

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