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"Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation" by Andrea Wulf.
Indiscriminate spraying: This is what I saw a couple of days ago. In a neighborhood of seasonal and year-round houses a tree-service company was spraying the woods.
Each spring we have the chance to start anew. We have the opportunity to take a fresh look at what we are doing in our relationship with our surroundings.
Along with daffodils, dandelion tea-making time has come around again. The tea functions as a liver and kidney tonic, and diuretic.
Distant policy makers decide issues whether we like them or not, and whether they reflect the wishes of the many or the few.
Before planting, spread whatever compost, humus, or leaf mold you have accumulated over the top of the ground.
Rake lawns and save the thatch for composting. Lawns are shedding dead material, from matting by snow and ice. This is some of the best material for composting.
Homegrown, the vegetable gardeners' forum, meets March 20 from 4 to 6 pm at Agricultural Hall. Please finalize payment for seed potatoes, onion and leek plants now.
Various life forms responsible for pollination depend on pollen, nectar, and water for themselves and their young. Having a variety of trees and plants is a huge assist for bees.
Dawn arrives earlier now, sunrise occurring before 7 am. On a clear dawn the SE sky is spangled with a glittering "morning star," Venus.
Whether under limpid or lowering (rhymes with glowering) skies, winter landscapes are often black and white, with snow-covered ground and evergreens blackened by cold.
It is easy to have the feeling of losing one's head.
Farewell to the old year and its accomplishments and woes, and greetings to the new one with its challenges and hopes.
Working late in the garden I looked up, prompted by the cawing of crows and the sound of their wings in the chilly clear air.
Our recent Thanksgiving trip yielded a few horticultural observations, among many other holiday experiences.
Thanksgiving celebrations in the post-war years seemed to be a refuge for spiritual urges that did not involve commercialism.
Expectantly, threat of frost loiters everywhere, for this year's gardens are coming to an end. It is just the right time to start planning for next year.
Orion, the Hunter, is a constellation of autumn and winter and has been one of the brightest features of recent starry nighttime skies.
The lively and mellow Living Local/Harvest Fest took precedence over my being able to participate in the "Goldenrod: Identification of Island Species" workshop, interesting as it was to me, which was offered by Melissa Dow Cullina at Polly Hill Arboretum last Friday and Saturday.
Upcoming at PHA: Fall Plant Sale, Saturday, Sept.