Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Rewards of Gardening in Real Time

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“Time is the wisest counselor of all.” Pericles I was in my late twenties and living in Scotland when I made my first garden and by the time my wife and I decided to return to the states it had … Continue reading

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Not Yet Spring At The Pond

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Not Yet Spring At The Pond                                                   It is not yet spring at the pond. The ice still clasps, in the shade, the necks of weeds bound all winter in the shallows. Above, it is cold, still, blank. Willows stand and, … Continue reading

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Primula -Primrose

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The word Primrose comes from  the French primerose and Latin prima rosa, meaning “first rose”. It grows as a ground cover in open woods and shaded hedgerows. To view the many varieties check out: My wife just bought a non hardy … Continue reading

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Willow Book Recommendations

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I am still thinking about willows. This spring I plan to make dried willow plant supports on which I will grow sweet peas, string beans, broad beans and possibly peas. There are two books that I recommend on willow structures. … Continue reading

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