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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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Container Culture

THERE’S REALLY NOTHING you can’t grow in containers, provided the container is big enough — trees, shrubs, grasses, bulbs, perennials, annuals. So, if you happen to have a 4,600 square foot rooftop terrace like the one above and below, atop … Continue reading

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A Bed for All Seasons

ONE OF MY FAVORITE FLOWER BEDS upstate is a 4’x4′ square outlined in cinderblock, with foot-high boxwoods in each corner and a concrete birdbath bought for $40 in the center. I think the term is “pocket garden.” Self-contained and visible … Continue reading

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Mud Now, Flowers Later

Just a few more weeks: daffs and peach tree, below, bloom in April MARCH IS MUD SEASON in the Hudson Valley, raw, wet, and long. If I lived here full-time, I’d probably have to shoot myself right about now, but … Continue reading

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