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The Plant Lady: Partners for Fall Flowering Bulbs

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The most exuberant, fresh plant in our October gardens are the newly arrived fall flowering bulbs. After a deep summer slumber, they awake and push out...

Spring Observations – The Plant Lady

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Three years ago I began a very unscientific study of flowers per square foot in spring. My targeted plants were peonies versus iris, particularly...

Rethinking Fall Clean-up – The Plant Lady

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It’s always been said that the gardener should get a physical in summer or fall when they are at the peak of their health....

The Carrot Family – The Plant Lady

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The highly diverse carrot family offers many plants that are aromatic and useful as herbs or spices. When flowering they are described as umbelliferous,...

Vegetable Gardening – The Plant Lady

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Maybe all the gardener grows is a vegetable garden, but this is undoubtedly the year to consider growing your own food if you haven’t...

May Flowers – The Plant Lady

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May is the floral explosion month with roses, iris, clematis, and baptisia, all coming into flower. The work of general weeding turns to staking...

Fall is a Time for Sowing – The Plant Lady

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Maybe contrary to your notion of a timeline for seed sowing, fall is the best and perfect time to sow seeds of winter annuals...

Some Like It Hot – The Plant Lady

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It’s solstice time, the longest day of the year. With the sun at its highest, we enter the so-called dog days of summer when...

Spring Catalogs – The Plant Lady

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As the seed catalogs arrive the gardener highlights or folds over pages of interest. While the garden is in its brown phase, colorful pages...

Vines, the Good and the Bad – The Plant Lady

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With summer’s arrival, the garden bulks up. It may seem like new growth has surpassed the gardener’s ability to maintain. This is especially so...
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