Marjorie Harris: A life in the garden.

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 even as we just want...

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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 of an autumn shrub.  The...

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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’  white with a green stripe My...

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