Monthly Archives: March 2012

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 … Continue reading

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The Fickle Season

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Eat More; Grow More

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 slogan. Bo Muller-Moore, top, from eatmorekale.com, and … Continue reading

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