HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where…

Our Status Was Provisional

Our Status Was Provisional

Photos and Story By Kathleen McCoy I learned flower arranging from the last in the line of garden club royalty….

Rhubarb Cocktails

Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images:¬†AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me…

On Tour

On Tour

I have always thought that viewing a private garden as part of a guided tour is awkward at best, regimented at worst.

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…

The Stump

The Stump

A Studied Dismantling of a Yellow Jacket Nest with Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D.

Editor’s Letter #6

Editor’s Letter #6

Dear Readers,

Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up. The earliest bloomers warm me up for a move into flushes of yellows and pinks and greens that stretch gently into to a colorful early summer climax.

But more often than not, a late snow storm arrives. Daffodils get flattened, and emerging plants zapped. The blooms of late summer fruit are wrecked and whole season of hydrangeas (or rhododendrons, or something) are lost.

This spring issue has been more the later than the former…

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