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  • Garden fireworks

    Happy Fourth of July weekend!  It's that time of the summer when we finally begin to take a step back from our full-speed-ahead mode of May and June.  Just when Gail, Sean (our intern this summer) and I are completely exhausted from all the moving, ...
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  • Transition into summer

    The to-plant list is getting shorter and we are beginning to transition into a summer-full of deadheading/staking/weeding/enjoying. Right on schedule too: we always aim to be *done by July 4th. (*No garden is ever done.) This week we got the last of ...
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  • The urge to keep growing

    Despite increasingly frosty temperatures some plants in the garden seem unable to resist the urge to keep growing and are lending a whole new meaning to the idea of "evergreen". Usually by now have extolled the virtues of evergreen foliage in the ...
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  • The color of June

    With so much coming into bloom now I might be crazy to try to identify June's quintessential color. (I might be crazy full stop.) There are some great colors to choose from: take anything in the Rose Garden for instance. ( - I had to include another ...
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  • Declaration of summer

    In New England we're allowed call it summer whenever the switch has been flicked from sweater weather to sweaty weather (starting this past Wednesday). As a Rhode Islander, I can call it summer on Memorial Day weekend because lifeguards go back on ...
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  • All for allium

    Since my last post was about sweet smelling blooms, it seems only fitting that  that this one should be about a plant at the other end of the fragrance spectrum. Don't get me wrong - I love the smell of onions especially when they're being sauteed ...
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  • An unusual middle of May

    It's always a little frustrating for me when Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens) falls on the weekend. So much more will be open tomorrow! But for the very nearly middle of May, there's plenty to see and much more on ...
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  • Few and far between

    Mid-December blooms shouldn't be easy to come by. I'm actually pleased to report that the kniphofias have finally fallen and as you can see the astrantia, sturdy old thing, is looking a little on the done side finally. But I can hardly believe that ...
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  • Closing the gap

    As gaps go, this wasn't a bad one in my book. Just now I seem to prefer a garden in budded transition - I think it satisfies my need for a glass is half full optimistic outlook (which may be followed all too closely by the half empty pessimism as ...
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  • The May Gap

    After the tulips have gone by and before ... everything else starts up in the North Garden, we cross The May Gap. It's almost as if the garden is taking one last deep inhale before singing the high note of early summer - a note that sustains at ...
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