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A Clear and Present Danger

I was recently interviewing a well-known garden writer about the benefits of an outdoor space in which to contemplate and …


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From the Editor - SeptOct 2017

There are people who say that autumn is their favorite time of year. I’m not one of them, although God knows I’ve tried. Yes, …


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Life without Gardening

There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon that pictures an old tire, a can, a bottle and a pencil on a flat, featureless landscape …


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What do the bees do in October?

What do the bees do in October? If you have New England aster in your garden, they keep foraging like mad.


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Garden Tool Maintenance

In the garden, everything has its season. Fall is the season for cleaning and preparing tools for ...


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What is the best way to dig up, clean and store gladiolus and dahlias? What are the little white sacs on glad bulbs?

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.

Is there an overall rule about when to pinch back my leggy plants?

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