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Read ‘em and Weep

January (and February and December...oh, and add November to that list...and you might as well throw in March, just to complete

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The Gardening Zone

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Spring Has Started!

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Saving Dahlias

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Compost Tales

I believe it was the Shakespearean actor and gardener Ralph Kean (second cousin of the even more Shakespearean Edmund Kean) ...


We have a skylight in the bathroom over our Jacuzzi tub with an area around the tub that is quite large. What plants can we grow there, and what care do they need? Can we grow orchids?

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

Late last year most of the leaves on my year-old seven-son tree (Heptacodium) turned brown, starting at the tips. It had some new growth on the tips and buds. I used a tree ring soaker hose every two weeks.

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