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The Garden in November

By |2021-02-24T21:52:53+00:00November 1st, 2020|

November often starts with gentle frosts and easy, Instagrammable scenes, but by its end, winter is unofficially upon the Mid-Atlantic. Lawns have taken on a muted, tawny shade and the deciduous trees will stand naked by December 1st. Hopefully you have planted some colorful stemmed shrubs and trees to make this transition exciting.   Maintenance is [...]

Not All Tropicals Are Divas: Here’s an Easy Way to Overwinter Them

By |2019-11-04T20:27:44+00:00November 4th, 2017|

Updated 11/4/19 Hopefully by now you have brought in the majority of your tender succulents and tropical evergreens/gorgeous houseplants for the [presumably] long winter ahead.  And hopefully by now, you have found room for them in living spaces that will soon bear the clutter of holiday decorating and higher-than-average persons per square foot. Dealing with [...]

Order Bulbs for The Spring Garden (Before Everyone Else Has)

By |2018-02-20T20:40:46+00:00August 29th, 2017|

Few things motivate a gardener the way that getting a plant ahead of another gardener does;  and by the end of August we need motivation more than we need food and water. To that end, I would like to draw your attention to the random assortment of bulb catalogs that started showing up two months [...]

A Beech for All Seasons

By |2018-02-20T20:41:02+00:00November 19th, 2016|

Well, it’s happened. The leaves are more or less gone and it looks like winter out there.  A friend writes on social media “‘Tis bitter cold. And I am sick at heart.” – though he might be referring to something else entirely. I myself am in a Midsummer Night’s Dream frame of mind, thinking more [...]

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