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Budding Wisdom

Budding Wisdom

A look at phenology, the study of how plant and animal cycles are influenced by temperature, rainfall and day length. Citizen scientists are helping build a map that shows where the common lilac is leafing out. Phrenology was a 19th century theory that personality tendencies could be inferred by the bumps and depressions on a […]

Beyond Pansies

Beyond Pansies

There are a few weeks (or maybe a month) in spring when it’s too cold for annuals, but nice enough for something. Usually, that means pansies —especially up here in Vermont, where we usually have to wait until Memorial Day to feel safe about putting out annuals. However, you can make a container planting that […]