SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019

I keep thinking there is no news about gardening, but of course that’s not true. Things are changing radically with this winter of weird weather affecting just about every spot on earth. But if you, dear subscribers, have been paying attention (I know...

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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2018

The glorious autumn we’re having is making up for the difficult summer. To celebrate: an AUTUMN NEWSLETTER Visit the CBC online to read my recent advice about bulbs: It's time to plant your spring bulbs — A pro's advice for ensuring the prettiest, earliest blooms post-winter Let me know if...

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SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] This type of underplanting is a crucial part of creating a garden in layers, something I’ve been practicing for many years. Naturalizing bulbs, ground covers (perennials that like to spread around), evergreen shrubs and trees make a lively scene even in...

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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2016

By Marjorie Harris My apologies to you dear readers: I missed sending out the Summer Quarterly altogether and this will be my last newsletter. When I recently hit 79, it slowly occurred that I needed to slow down a bit. I keep thinking I'm 60 but believe...

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SPRING NEWSLETTER – 2016

I hardly know what season to call this. Spring somewhere and summer temperatures other places. After a bout of hip surgery, eye surgery and dental woes, I feel like the Bionic Woman and absolutely raring to go in the garden. But slowly. THE SOIL All through April,...

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AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2015

Autumn snuck up on me. One minute we were frying and the next it seems we slid into one of the loveliest of all seasons. The trees here seem a more brilliant phenomenon than ever and lose their leaves at a faster rate than I...

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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2015

As we staggered though the worst most miserable part of the winter-that-never-ends, it's finally time to think about what changes in the garden to make this year. This is the prime time to get professional help if it's needed because once the weather settles into being...

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SPRING QUARTERLY 2014

Chionodoxa Crocus Okay, we have to calm down after the worst winter since 1974 (as we keep being reminded). We all remember winters of deep snow in our youth, but this was a winter of freeze-thaws devastating to plant life. Then came the Big March Burn. The sun...

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THE GARDEN IN WINTER 2014

THE GARDEN IN WINTER 2014 It has been one tough winter for gardens this year. Some of the weather has been brutal, but we are not going to be able to assess the damage properly until spring releases all of its secrets. The look of the garden...

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