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Snowdrops and Galanthomania

An Enchanting Winter Flower – Snowdrop – Galanthus Gardening Quote for February Snowdrops – ‘The more species and varieties you grow, the more you come to appreciate their finer details and differences, whereas those who are strangers to the subject think that all snowdrops are alike, even taking offense if is suggested that they are…

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Winter Gardening Book Reading Suggestions

If you are like me, the active part of the gardening year is so busy that there is little time left at the end of the day to read all the books and magazines that I have on my pile. Consequently, the time for reading is winter, and then reading becomes one of my ultimate…

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The Leaves Come Tumbling Down – and Then What?

A guide to managing your fallen autumn leaves ‘Autumn is not the sad time it is supposed to be. Darkness falls at five o’clock, and the garden is cold and wet, but it is a season of planning and expectation… Even the fallen leaf is food for future years of foliage and fruit, and promises…

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The Wild Garden

Is there a trend in our gardens back to wildness? Does it parallel our more casual pandemic lifestyles? Learn about how a nineteenth century garden writer paved the way for our current wild gardens.

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The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide

“Starting and Tending a flower garden is a personal affair. Each of us has our own life experiences and preferences that we bring to it. Even if we have never put a shovel in the ground ourselves, we love flowers because they are a part of our celebrations and daily life”

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Unfurling and Uncurling -Spring growth

As the days lengthen and the temperatures increase the pace of spring growth increases. Buds open. Shoots emerge and elongate. The pace of change is dizzying. Capture these fleeting moments in photographs to enjoy year round. Photos above: Leucojum vernum – Spring snowflake – dangling white and green flowers Veratrum – False Hellebore – fresh…

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