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Better Connections Through Vegetable Gardening

Borrowing a caption from the Forest graphics of a similar nature. (Get it? NATURE?)

Borrowing a caption from the Forest graphics of a similar nature. (Get it? NATURE?)

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I Hate Artemisia vulgaris!

Here is how you can tell that the young plant you see is mugwort. The tops are green and the underside of the leaves is silver. The plant has an herbal smell.

I was talking to Bill, from the Cape Cod Alarm Company last week and he said that he’s been listening to my radio programs for years and has never heard me say I hate a plant! Is this because I love all plants? In fact, I love more plants than I dislike, but there have

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Gardening Flow Chart

Just do it.

Just do it.

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A Garden Geek’s New Year’s Resolutions

I will only purchase the seeds that I absolutely need. (Fortunately, seed catalogs arrive or are available online in early December, so I’ve already placed several orders before this resolution will take effect.) I won’t stop at the garden center “just to see what’s there.” (No worries about sticking to this one since I

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I Love Goldcrest Cypress

Goldcrest cypress is perfect for combining with red Poinsettias or other holiday plants.

Name: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ aka Goldcrest cypress or lemon cypress

Type of Plant: This is a dwarf evergreen in areas where it’s hardy – zone 7-9. It has a columnar growth habit and lime-green, fragrant foliage. In the Northeast this plant is sold as an indoor, holiday plant.

Why I Love This: The bright foliage

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A Gardener's Letter To Santa

Don't hesitate to pull some of these carrots for the reindeer, Santa.

Dear Santa,

It’s been a great year in the garden…as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the beds have been filled with the usual mix of naughty (mugwort, bindweed and crabgrass) and nice. Especially good this year was the Anthriscus that has self-seeded in the shade garden, and the lilacs which were over-the-top in flowers. And I’m

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