Garden Notes: Farewell, ‘Ol’ Cuss’

Go closer The sadness and time passing, the future unknowable, the mournful awareness that we won’t see the Ol’ Cuss again, makes it a day...

Garden Notes: Planning for next year

Whether you were dragged into the New Year or stepped into it brightly, here is a wish for all, courtesy of printmaker Josef Beery:...

Garden Notes: What will winter bring?

Weather lore has it that whatever the conditions are on the solstices and equinoxes will foretell the coming season. Sunday’s high winds and temperatures (58°),...

Garden Notes: ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’

Even if you are not a lover of trees — I am, yes — you may be fascinated to learn more about what is...

Garden Notes: Getting on with the tasks of life

Voltaire, in “Candide,” may have summed it up best, that one must cultivate one’s own garden. He means that we must get on with...

Garden Notes: Seasonal clichés

This fall seems to be one with exceptional foliage effects. Do I say this every year? I must — I love autumn. Earlier in...

Garden Notes: Get outside

  It will be time to leave the flowery summer garden and go indoors soon, but not before tending to planting bulbs, spraying broad-leaved evergreens...

Garden Notes: Living Local Harvest

Tomorrow night kicks off the annual Living Local Harvest Festival at Agricultural Hall, with Susan Klein from 6 to 8 pm sharing a program...

Garden Notes: Kraut Kultur

I suspect I was not the only gardener during this driest of summers to experience cabbage cracking last week. The blast of moisture delivered...

Garden Notes: A dry summer

Here we are in September’s golden splendor, contemplating the season’s passing and reviewing the summer during its final weeks. While we hope to regain...