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The winter moth scourge is ravaging area trees this spring but birds are coming to the rescue. Steve Johnson of Little Compton took this picture of a boat-tailed grackle with an overflowing mouthful … more
I walked the dog a few blocks out of our usual way today to check for signs of spring. The weather was mild — it has been for days, and for days ahead too the forecast looks promising. Even … more
I have one ambition in life unlikely to earn me any medals: I want to watch plants grow. I did sit down once, years ago, to witness the opening of an evening primrose flower. I don’t remember … more
Everyone I talk to is antsy to dig in the garden as if it’s time. It’s not. Daffodils are up but not budded. It’s too soggy to plant. Too early to divide. Too soon for most of us … more
I haven’t gotten everything planted yet. (Yes, I know it’s July.) My back porch holds a collection of trays lined with 4-and 6-packs of stressed out nicotiana seedlings spiked into … more
I just spent an hour scrolling through dozens of images of spiders — some of them much too close-up for comfort — to answer a question that must be at the front of your mind if it’s … more
Spring is my favorite. It feels uncool to admit that because it’s so easy, always fresh and floriferous. I like to think I prefer a challenge — in September I will tell you a late summer … more
Just about everyone I know has brought their winter clothes out of storage and put summer stuff away. I haven’t. My tank tops and t-shirts will spend the winter in my dresser alongside … more
I had a friendly debate the other day with a fellow professional gardener that might have devolved into a heated argument if I hadn’t capitulated. We were talking about one of my favorite … more
Patience is a virtue,Virtue is a grace.Grace is a little girl,Who would not wash her face. —Dick King-Smith We gardeners are generally credited for being patient, but March puts us to the test … more
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