Garden Notes

Garden Notes

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The “merry month of May” is traditionally characterized by hawthorns in bloom; no matter that May is almost over and the hawthorns are only...

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The air is full of bud scales drifting and blowing about as the expanding leaves free them. They create plugs and stoppers in downspouts...

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The old joke about Island spring, “January, February, March, March, March, June …” means expectations here are low. The flower buds of lilacs (Syringa...

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Stand up for what you stand on Earth Day is April 22. Space exploration is said to be one of the grandest, vastest human ideas....

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In the garden Where to begin? Snow and crummy conditions may have set our schedules back, but be assured that in the end all will...

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Getting the garden ready.

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The principal message is the value of increasing carbon content in soils.

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February is the time to prune your fruit trees.

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Blankets of snow protect birds and small animals.

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Garden dreaming “I-wanta’s” This is the dreaming, scheming, and planning portion of the gardening year. The catalogs arriving daily are a font of ideas and...