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2014 Calendar

January-Crocus ‘Pickwick’ and Yucca filamentosa ‘Colorguard’ February-Narcissus pseudonarcissus and Stipa tenuissima March-Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ with creeping thymes and tulip foliage April-Peonia suffruticosa ‘Kamata Fuji’ May-Nigella damascena with Sedum acre and Festuca glauca June-Athyrium niponicum, violas, Lobularia maritima ‘Snow Princess’ and … Continue reading

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Is Narcissus Willkommii the Smallest Daffodil Ever?

The article said this was the very smallest, the tiniest, the most microscopic of all the daffodils. The name and provenance of said article was not written down, but the name of this rare specimen was noted in the gardening … Continue reading

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Separating Sailboat

Got to hurry! Time waits for no man, as my father used to say. Or woman, I might add. Barreling out the back door, I frighten a bluebird who is poised to enjoy a dip in the strategically placed birdbath. … Continue reading

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Nigella To The Rescue

The forecast said it would be raining for the next two days, so there would be no gardening, it was assumed. But a break in the clouds prompted an outdoor walkabout. A chance to traipse the pathways up and down … Continue reading

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Glass in the Garden

Glass in the garden, there is nothing quite like it. Let’s back up a bit. Last year, magnificent gifts were received of the wonderful garden glass made by Barbara Sanderson, whose shop can be viewed by clicking here. The pink … Continue reading

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Planting a Winter Container

The container plantings here at the Fairegarden are never satisfactory. The containers themselves, mostly colorful glazed pots and some hypertufa troughs are found to be more attractive than anything I can figure out to plant in them. For a round … Continue reading

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Lawn/Meadow-Getting Better

In the continuing saga of the transformation of the little bit of lawn at the side of the garage into a sort of meadow, fall of 2012 sees improvements being made. The star planting is Verbena bonariensis. In bloom since … Continue reading

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