Witch Hazel: A Tonic for Body and Soul

February 05, 2014
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Photo by Janet Loughrey

The months between Christmas and spring stretch interminably for ardent gardeners, who grow restless for any sign of life in the landscape. While most plants lie in dormant slumber, the long, slender branches of witch hazel burst into bloom with ribbon-like petals of yellow, orange or red. The delicately fragrant flowers give renewed hope that spring is not far away.

Jack Frost: Master Gardener

January 22, 2014
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An early frost coats each blade of grass and every twig in this silvery landscape. Photo by Jerry Harpur.

How to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

December 18, 2013
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It's that time of year again; time for your garden to lie under the covers with its eyes shut tight. While the rain pours down and cold weather wraps stealthily around the rows, your garden must sleep through the bombardment of December and January. 

What's in your Fireplace? Hardwood vs Softwood

January 29, 2013
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It's cold out there, and we're filling our wood stoves and fireplaces with kindling and logs. There are tens of thousands of species of trees in the world, many of which burn very differently. So what's in your woodpile? 

Frost Flowers

January 23, 2013
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