Garden Notes

Garden Notes

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Millard encourages the reader to look around and utilize more than merely the kitchen counter.

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Since antiquity the quince has been the symbol of love, happiness, and fruitfulness, but how does one use them?

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In the garden world there is always something happening (or things to do), whether incremental or major, and a lot is going on.

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The autumn season is a good opportunity to pick up on characteristics and differences of various trees.

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Deep watering, mulching, and for evergreens an anti-desiccant spray are measures to take to ensure survival and avoid winterkill.

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Festivals, fall, and finally — figs

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Blue-sky days; hoping for rain.

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Watering has been doubled up, insufficiencies in irrigation programs revealed, and signs of stress have appeared everywhere.

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Those unfamiliar with the dinner-plate sized flowers and stature of hybrid hibiscus are literally stopped in their tracks by them.

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Perhaps there is still time to plant late-flowering perennials and fall-color shrubs, such as anemone, tricyrtis, lespedeza, and witch hazel, to add seasonal interest.