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The Angel’s Trumpet Returns

The Angel’s Trumpet Returns

An angel’s trumpet in flower in July. In spring, the plant doesn’t look promising. Despite recent cold and snow, I just finished one of my early spring gardening projects: bringing the angel’s trumpet out from its winter dormancy. For high drama in the garden, there’s nothing like an angel’s trumpet, also known as brugmansia. This […]

The Fickle Season

magnolia

Those late-winter/early spring snowfalls can be hard on a gardener. But spring is that way. It comes; it retreats. This year’s early warmth wakened our magnolia three weeks ahead of schedule. And over the weekend, it burst into bloom, providing a scented backdrop for weekend garden chores. But we woke this morning to snow, and […]

Project Budburst

Project Budburst

An ornamental cherry, Prunus virginiana, breaking bud in early April in Wisconsin. Gardeners tend to be keen observers. We watch for the first emerging bulbs in spring, check daily on our ripening tomatoes so we can harvest them at their peak, keep a close eye on the weather so we can protect plants if a […]

Eat More; Grow More

Bo Muller-Moore, top, from eatmorekale.com, and the cows from Chick-fil-A.

Did you hear the story about the guy who designed a T-shirt that says Eat More Kale? The slogan “went viral before people knew what viral was,” says Bo Muller-Moore, designer of the T-shirt. That was back in 2000. Now the shirts and stickers are widespread. No doubt, kale-lovers must have been pretty excited to […]

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