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The Itinerant Urban Gardener

IT BEGAN when my daughter moved into a Prospect Heights brownstone with a struggling pine tree in a barrelĀ  out front. Each time I visited, I eyed the dead branches, wishing I could take a pruner to the thing and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Pot

I HAVEN’T BEEN DOING AS MUCH WITH CONTAINERS this season, as I’m getting enough satisfaction from how my perennial beds are coming along in this, their second year. But sometimes I can’t resist potting up a few things for my … Continue reading

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I Cheated with Annuals

MY NEW PLANTING BEDS – the ones at the front of my property, that started out last fall as piles of dead oak leaves, supplemented by topsoil and compost – are now almost as green as they are brown, with … Continue reading

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I Dig

I ALWAYS THOUGHT B&B stood for bed and breakfast. Now I know it means balled and burlapped. Plants sold in plastic containers are a cinch to plant – you dig a hole and pop them in. Bigger trees and shrubs … Continue reading

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Pots of Cheer

SEEN AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD recently… Cheap and cheerful: your basic half-barrel filled with multi-colored pansies Wisteria on Wyckoff: a fire escape makes a perfect trellis (is that a code violation?) Best tree pit I’ve seen Exuberant bearded iris, right on … Continue reading

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