Very late at night, not quite dawn, the insects shush and the first bird says hello. If your garden is particularly bird friendly, lots of sweet tweeting and chirping and song-of-the-morning bird music greets  you before the sun arrives. And …

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Many people in the midst of afternoon drinking (I’m not talking to my aunts, or am I?) have been known to say, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”  Regarding certain tough little plants I believe there must be a similar saying, “It’s …

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Can you feel it? The days are getting longer! The plants can feel it, too.  And that means it’s time to PLANT!!! Well, it’s almost time to plant.  But let’s get ready anyway.  Here are all the wonderful things you …

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Lesser Celandine a Major Challenge

If you’ve been out in the garden during our mild spells you may have noticed clumps of rich green, glossy leaves appearing as low carpets in your lawn or flower beds. You may be witnessing lesser celandine (Ficaria verna, formerly …

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