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Kristin Green signing a book for one of the pany people who showed up for the official launch of "Plantiful," last Friday evening.

A ‘Plantiful’ debut

A ‘Plantiful’ debut

A great time was had by all as Kristin Green’s friends, family and fanbase packed Blithewold last Friday evening for a book signing and official roll-out of Kristin’s new book, “Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter. ” “Plantiful” is available at Blithewold, where Kristin is donating a portion


Gardening expert Kris Green unveiling new book

Kristin Green, East Bay Life columnist and author of “Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants that Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter” will be at Island Books in Middletown this Saturday. “Plantiful” shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kris will share her idea


Life could give you Meyer lemons

It isn’t my intention to brag but right this minute there are no less than five ripe lemons on my Meyer lemon tree, four of them hanging from a single bowed branch tip. It’s a bumper crop this year — we have already used two — and I wish I could share the wealth. Instead

How to be happy in January

I recently overheard a friend of mine describe January as thirty-one Mondays. That’s harsh, I thought, but kind of true. Even though I regularly remind myself how much I enjoy winter, in actuality I drudge through most of it pining for spring like it’s the next long weekend. I’m sure that’s natural for us gardeners.

My beautiful but confused amaryllis when it rebloomed in July.

Understanding amaryllis

I still remember my first Christmas-gifted amaryllis. The bulb was huge, and promised enormous blood-red flowers on a towering stem. A few long weeks after being potted and watched like it was on to boil, it delivered. Like magic. Like a big fat Santa Valentine. Getting bulbs to bloom indoors is called forcing, but the

A gardener’s wish list

I have always subscribed to the notion that the best gifts to give are the ones I want to keep for myself. The only trouble is so much of what I want is garden-related and not all of the people I know are gardeners — yet. But you are. And I’m sure I will find

Keep your eyes out for praying mantis seed cases like this one, stuck to an aster stem.

Dormancy: a beautiful excuse for a rest

      I sometimes have trouble finding the beauty in dormant plants and it feels like sacrilege to admit that. After all, I’m a born and bred Rhode Islander who, no matter how much I dream about the Caribbean and surround myself with tropical houseplants, cannot actually imagine living in a climate of perpetual summer.

Dahlias’ days are over

It’s dark now. As I look out the window towards my garden, a reflection of the mess on my desk bounces back at me. I don’t really need to see the garden to know what’s out there but over the last few months I have gotten used to scanning that view for inspiration. And if

Begonias are among the tenderest of plants and should be brought in well before overnight temperatures drop into the 40s.

It’s time to move tender plants back inside

My back deck has been one of my favorite places in the garden this year. There are just enough potted plants displayed on it to be lush and interesting but not overly jungle-y. (Unlike the rest of my garden.) The angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia) loomed and bloomed in a corner and is about to bloom again.