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Leap of Gardening Faith: Pruning Rhododendrons

GARDENING REQUIRES many leaps of faith, especially when you’re learning on the fly as I am (but then again, I suspect that’s what most gardeners do throughout their lives). This morning I took a giant leap, with Dong’s help. He … Continue reading

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Lula’s Garden

Four Alberta spruces and a boxwood hedge lead the way from driveway to front door GOT ME A NEW CAMERA, but it’s not out of the box yet (I’m a little slow to adopt new technology, even when it’s sitting … Continue reading

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It’s Rhodie Time

THIS WEEK belongs to the rhododendrons. Surely they must be king of the flowers. Seen in and around East Hampton, N.Y.: I’m also pleased with my irises and perennial geraniums, below. The Deer-Out is holding them at bay. And here’s … Continue reading

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No vember

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9, my uncle taught me this ditty: No birds No bees No flowers No trees No wonder…November. I still find it amusing, even though it’s not true. The goldfinches are still at the thistle feeder. I … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Deer Eat Acorns!

GREAT NEWS: deer eat acorns! It’s news to me, anyway, and it’s great because I have plenty. It’s been raining acorns for two weeks now. They fall — a distance of perhaps 100 feet — from the towering white oaks … Continue reading

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