Marjorie Harris

Cornus sericea ‘Arctic Fire’

The garden as usual the great solace is blanketed with yet another  dump of lovely fresh snow.  Best mulch of course, but a little hard for slogging about back there with compost. Gotten very lazy about doing that so it's into the city compost. This dogwood...

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The Garden in Winter

I'm back to a snowy gorgeous garden.  I was in Paris for a few weeks and it threw everything out of kilter. It was just too good. Then back to work and here I am again willing to come to you every week. The garden this...

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Winter 2010 Newsletter

The other day the local red-tailed hawk swooped right into the neighbour’s spruce tree and picked off something in a lightning flash. A wee bird I’m afraid. I could have used one less rat around. But it does remind you that nature is moving forward...

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Fresh Air Sunday Oct 2, 2010 & Callicarpa

I'll be on Fresh Air Sunday Oct 10 at 8:30 a.m. with the redoubtable Karen Gordon. We'll be answering garden questions and thinking about this last glorious gasp of autumn. Here is the plant of the week: This is Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'or Beautyberry This is a stunner...

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plant lists from Fresh Air Sunday

Fresh Air was fantastic for me. Karen Gorden is terrific. I talked a blue streak.  Here are the lists mentioned: Bulb list Muscari  latifolium blue Scilla ‘Spring Beauty’   blue Allium ‘Atropurpureum’ purple Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ purple-magenta Hyacinthoides   non scripta  (English Bluebells Tulipa tarda white  with a yellow interior Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ ...

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japanese beetles

What a pile of mail about Japanese beetles.  Apparently this was an incredible year for them.  here's a typical letter: We had a garden planted 2yrs.ago. We have [had] tea roses near in the bed adj. to the house[south facing] Had an infestation of the Japanese...

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