Monthly Archives: April 2012

Trees for the Early Spring Garden

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Spring bulbs and flowering trees are the first signs of early spring in my garden. Looking up and looking down seems to be where the interest lies.  I recently planted a few spring flowering trees and boy did it make … Continue reading

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Willow Structures

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It’s been an intense couple of weeks. Driving to Vermont to get willow cuttings from Vermont Willow Nursery, I met Michael Dodge, the owner, and his wife Sonia.   I stuffed the car with willows and I have been planting my … Continue reading

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Time to think about lilacs:

Though we are still a few weeks away from seeing the lilacs in bloom I wanted to post the lilac article below because this is the last year for Bates Hop House lilacs. Mr. George Alverson had mentioned last year … Continue reading

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Heavenly Scent- Lilacs

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I must have been about five years old when I remember following my great-grandmother, garden shears in hand, into her garden. Mama Grace had a preference for plants with heavy perfume and, so, mock orange, roses, and bush upon bush … Continue reading

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It’s been a battle all week for spring to take its rightful place, but winter will not back down. Here in upstate New York this is the norm. What was unusual was the 10 days in early March of 70 … Continue reading

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