Editor’s Blog

Seeds to Start

I am really feeling anxious for spring! It seems counterintuitive, but because winter here in my area has been abnormally warm and snowless, it is beginning to feel extra long.

More Gifts for Gardeners

Plant Display Case

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet—first of all, it is OK. Neither have I. Secondly, here are a few more ideas for the gardeners on your list:

Lights, Wreaths, Action!

All around town, including my street, outdoor Christmas decorations and lights have appeared, many on the day after Thanksgiving. Personally I feel it’s a bit early, but at the same time I’ll admit feeling some pressure to do something festive …

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Thank You, Plants

Coral Drift Roses Carousel Little Bluestem

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s a simple list of what I’m thankful for in my garden: 1. Shrubs, especially my ‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods, ‘Mt. Airy’ fothergilla, inkberry holly and dwarf Korean lilac. 2. Our big old oak tree that …

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Expanding the Triangle

Normally I don’t start thinking about next year’s garden until at least after Christmas, but this year is different. It’s not even Thanksgiving but I’ve pretty much decided that I want to expand my growing and space, and where.

Four Years Later . . .

Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. She has grown and developed so much. I cannot say the same for my four-year-old living stones (Lithops spp.), which I started from seed!

Fall Out of Sync

Echinacea Mistral

Overall it has been a warm fall where I live, in New England. A couple weekends ago, it was in the 80s, and overall the temperatures have been in the 70s. It’s finally starting to cool down around here, with …

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Hey, I Like That Plant


As you may have gathered from some of my previous blog posts, my husband, John, does not share my enthusiasm for plants and gardening.