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

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I Hate Artemisia vulgaris!

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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Decorating in Mid-Winter

I’m a person who often leaves Christmas lights and holiday decor up as long as possible…sometimes too long. I remember the year when I finally went to take down my wreath in the spring and birds had nested in it. Since I couldn’t disrupt the nesting wrens, the wreath stayed on the front of my

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I Love Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Name: Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’

Type of Plant: A tall perennial sunflower that’s hardy in zones 4-9.

Why I Love This: This perennial is large, showy, and a butterfly magnet. It flowers in mid to late summer for about two months, is sturdy and never needs staking, and grows well in most soils. ‘Lemon Queen’ grows

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I Love Swiss Chard

Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris aka Swiss chard

Type of Plant: This leafy, green vegetable is one of my must grow edible plants. No one seems to know where the “Swiss” part of the name came from. But even if you just call it chard, this is a long-producing plant for the home garden.

Why

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Best Online Order Flowers to Send

For those who listen to my radio programs on WRKO and WXTK, you know that I’m passionate about supporting flower growers in the USA. This is part of the Slow Flowers movement, a movement started and promoted by my fellow garden writer Debra Prinzing. Are you interested in supporting local farmers, growers and businesses? Do

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