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The other day at work I met a Master Gardener from Florida who couldn’t stop gushing about peonies. He can’t grow them in his garden because peonies require vernalization—a period of time chilled by the kind of cold that always makes us … more
Q. I have this old music box that belonged to my grandmother. The cabinet is 16” long and the cylinder is 12” long. It has a paper label with a list of songs including “Auld Lang Syne”. The rest is in German and I cannot read it. It does … more
My garden is as full of mistakes as it is of plants. When I’m feeling extra critical or envious of picture-perfect gardens in magazines I see all of the stupid ideas, misplaced plants, egregious wonkiness, and weeds. And then I pick at every error … more
Museums survive on the generosity of donors who give their money, their time and sometimes their personal property. They are very appreciative of their donors and are very hesitant to complain about any gift. However, museums do not want every … more
I try not to go out into the garden without my pruners. My holster really should remain clipped to my front pocket from daybreak to sundown because, like most gardeners, I’m apt to bolt outside suddenly, mid-sentence and whenever they’re not on … more
Sailor’s valentines are often thought to have been made by sailors who had idle time on whaling ships in the 1800’s. However, most originated in what became a cottage industry from the island of Barbados. Barbados was a common port for … more
There can be no doubt about it now, spring has sprung and is making up for lost time. No sooner did the weather have us in shirtsleeves than the grass greened up, the forsythia and magnolias got dressed, and the daffodils opened with what appears to … more
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