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Golden harbinger of spring

The winter aconite is always the first sign of spring in my garden in Great Barrington, even before the snowdrops, and definitely before the robins. The

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Oddments|Tags: |

Think Spring

The sign outside a shop said, "Think Spring," and I've been trying, by writing out a seed order and starting a garden to-do list. But my vanity took a hit when this week

March 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Flowers in the Depths of Winter

Orchids are tougher than I am! The snow is still deep and it is bitterly cold outside. It is cold in the house, too, dropping to 55 Fahrenheit at night, and perhaps even lower near the windows. But two of the orchid plants have new shoots with flower buds. Incredible!!! What are they thinking? This is the first time I

March 12th, 2014|Categories: Home Ecology|Tags: |

Recommended: Doug Green’s garden newsletter

I learned about Doug when I bought a book on cold-climate rose growing, and now I look forward to his very personal and amusing newsletters, which come every Saturday morning (most impressive!) except for a brief hiatus now. If you garden anywhere but at the equator, I'm sure you'll find good ideas in Doug's books and articles, and enjoy his good humor. Here are some articles at DougGreensGarden.com that caught my eye this morning: Frugal Gardening

November 23rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |