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Start a windowsill farm — with microgreens

By   /  January 28, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kristin Green Either winter makes me hungry for fresh vegetables or the seed catalogs do. Either way, every year around this time I decide this is the year I will grow vegetables in the garden. For real — not just what comes up in the compost pile. I’m forgetting that I did plant kale, […]

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Give your gardener inspiration for Christmas

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

David Culp's book is about one of the prettiest private gardens in the country.

This Christmas your family and friends might be wondering what to get the gardener who already has everything. Because, if you’re like me, you have already amassed a shed full of tools. You’re probably all set for bird feeders — any more and they’ll eat you out of house and home. You’ve got a birdbath too, […]

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On artful, art-full gardens

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

This gnome is featured in an art-full garden shaded by an abandoned mill in Buffalo, N.Y.

My garden art is showing again. I must have forgotten how many ornaments I have stashed around because I was pleasantly surprised to see birdhouses reappear between the branches and my concrete goose poke its beak back out from behind some melted annuals. I don’t mind that they, and a few other things, have suddenly […]

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Still time to plant those ticking time bombs of hope

By   /  November 13, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ bulbs look like little brown bombs until they go off in early May with narrow blue-green leaves and delicate pink-flared petals.

Now that we’ve had a killing frost, not to mention a super storm and slushy nor’easter, the garden is finally shutting itself down, and my days of feeling guilty for not accomplishing as much as I’d wish I had are coming to an end. Whatever didn’t get divided and transplanted might just wait for spring […]

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