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SHE WAS A CHARACTER. Whether she entranced you or terrified you, whether she made your eyes sparkle or your knees quake, she was one of a kind. When Joy Logee Martin passed away, an era of outspoken, utterly unflappable gardeners …

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A GARDENING LIFE: Ruth Bancroft

byRICHARD G. TURNER, JR.photography byMARION BRENNER TO LOOK AT RUTH PETERSSON BANCROFT’S outstanding two-acre succulent garden today, you’d never guess that it began with a few potted plants acquired from a friend in the mid-1950s. Although Bancroft knew little about …

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UNUSUAL SOURCES

These catalogs satisfy any plant collector’s search by SARA BEGG Some catalogs are not like other catalogs—they’re more akin to the old-fashioned kind of garden catalog, where the owner is plantsperson, writer, and chief cook and bottle washer. With these …

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Q&A with Bob Polomski 27

Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University Is any part of the canna plant poisonous to cattle? While we were away ours got into my flower bed and ate all of the leaves. I have heard that some part of any plant …

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Lily Leaf Beetle

(Lilioceris lilii) This recent European introduction was first officially sighted in the summer of 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then it has spread to all the New England states and upstate New York, with devastating consequences for lily culture. BIOLOGY: …

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High Ground 26

Wayne Winterrowd reminds us that gardens rarely outlive their creators LIKE A CALIFORNIA WILD FIRE, word has spread that Maggie Wych, after 14 years of hard struggle, has put Western Hills Rare Plant Nursery up for sale. The news may …

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PLAYING IT STRAIGHT

To create harmony between the house and the garden, turn to simple straight edges instead of curved beds by GORDON HAYWARD WE ALL WANT THE DESIGN for our gardens lo feel just right. We want our gardens lo be in …

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Source 1

We list as many mail-order companies as possible. If you are searching for a specific plant, we recommend Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants and Seeds (952-443-1405; http://plantinfo.umn.edu] and the Internet search engine Google Cwww.google.com). Contact information appears in …

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Toolshed 3

Pulling Hoses BY ROGER SWAIN “GARDENERS ARE NOTHING IF NOT BETTER WATERERS,” says my friend Dennis Higbie. And visitors to Walt Disney World in Florida, where he works, cannot help but admire the automated irrigation, from the hotel lawns that …

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