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Some gardeners are able to make graceful transitions from season to season. In my case, I find that the word “lurch” is ...


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From the Editor - Sep/Oct 2014

The surprise is that there have been so few surprises. But maybe that’s just what happens when you plant a 5-acre “stylized ...


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Last summer my neighbor told me the black spots on my peony were a blight, although my peonies bloomed nicely. What can I do about this?

I’d like to plant a white bark birch in front of my home in my sunny front yard. What can you tell me about Betula utilis var. Jacquemontii?

Must I mulch my garden and, if so, when is the best time to apply it? What are the best materials to use?

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