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Monthly archives for March, 2012

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 know [...]

The Fickle Season

magnolia
Magnolia blossoms from a variety called Leonard Messel. 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 [...]

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 late frost threatens. If you enjoy [...]

A Visit to Longwood

A Visit to Longwood
Photos taken by Debbie Page and Susan Romanoff during their visits to Longwood Gardens. Last fall, I got the chance to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, which also happens to be a mushroom capital of the U.S. Founded by Pierre DuPont in 1906 in an attempt to save century-old trees, the gardens feature an arboretum and grand co [...]

New Season-Extending Tools

New Season-Extending Tools
Eager to get back to the garden? Here are several new products to help you get started earlier. See everything we have in the Season-Extending department. Compact Patio Grow House Help indoor-grown seedlings and houseplants acclimate to outdoor conditions. With more than 8 square feet of growing space, this grow house provides plenty of ro [...]

Eat More; Grow More

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