Monthly Archives: January 2011

Perennials to Grow from Seed

I can’t help but cringe when I browse the perennial section of seed catalogs and see finicky flowers like Himalayan blue poppy without any comments about the challenges of starting them from seed or how many years it will take … Continue reading

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Rooting for a Good Cause

To make good on our promise to support the gardening community, we’re lending a hand to Pete’s Greens, an organic farm in Craftsbury, VT. An early morning fire in January destroyed the farm’s barn, along with stored crops, meats, coolers … Continue reading

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New Kitchen Garden Planner

If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter how much experience or growing space you have, taking time to map out your garden is the best way to … Continue reading

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Visiting Vizcaya

If you find yourself in the Miami area this winter, be sure to check out Vizcaya Gardens. It contains 50 acres of formal gardens, a villa and remaining native hammock (jungle forest) on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood … Continue reading

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New Compact Light Stands

As much as I appreciate living in a region with four distinct seasons, winter’s gray skies and the frozen tundra outside my back door can start to wear on my nerves. The seed catalogs, with their glossy photos of colorful … Continue reading

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Snowy Morn in Vermont

It’s interesting to see how a foot or two of snowfall will change the look of your garden. Much gets covered by the thick blanket, and what remains is often beautiful in a new way. It’s interesting to see how … Continue reading

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Bressingham Gardens

Take a slideshow tour of the English gardens of the Bressingham family. Adrian Bloom has developed dozens of superior perennials, many of which have a horticultural heritage in North America and made them available through the family nursery, Blooms of … Continue reading

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