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Snow-Covered Garden? Time to Design!

Here's what my Takoma Park garden looked like post-snow – a winter wonderland, so frozen there’s nothing I could do out there but go sledding, right?  Wrong! It was the perfect time to design new borders and paths.  That’s because the existing lines…

Winter’s for Updating Garden Records

Now's the time for us get our garden recordkeeping in order from the prior season, and maybe get our system set up for the next.  That's because we’re bored and going nuts with cabin fever; plus, we could be way…

Winter Garden Planning – More Fun than it Sounds

We read everywhere that now is the perfect time to plan changes to our gardens for the coming season, and I'm doing plenty of that.  But it's not just sorting through seed catalogs, ya know.  I use the time to…

Does Your Garden Have Bones?

The garden seems bare.  It is the middle of winter.  A thin white veil of frost covers the ground, revealing tracks of wildlife I know, and did not know, were visiting my yard.  The sky is overcast with puffy gray…

Witchhazel

Witchhazels – Strikingly Beautiful Plants For The Wintergarden

Witchhazel Through the gray and somber wood Against the dusk of fir and pine Last of their floral sisterhood The hazel's yellow blossoms shine. -John G. Whittier (The Hoosier poet...) Sadly, most American gardeners are more likely to know Witchhazel…

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