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What’s in a Name?
Well, what is in a name? A rose by any other name might smell as sweet. But if you’re in New England and the rose’s species name is Rosa multiflora, you have stumbled upon an invasive and better get rid of … Continue reading
Posted in plants, reflections, spring Tagged Indigenous peoples, invasive species, multiflora rose, native plants, native plants nursery, orchids, roses 16 Comments
Division and diversity: A gardener’s tale
In the garden, diversity is the way to go.
I love peonies, but a whole yard full of them? Glory-be would break out in late May, last two to three weeks, and then… nada.
… in honor of election day, I figured it was a good time to start looking at some of the diversity in our country that spans red states and blue states. When you get right down to it, we gardeners all live in green states.
So this past Friday, while two inches of wet snow fell relentlessly on my surroundings, my friend Hillary gave me a tour of her thriving garden in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue reading
Posted in animal life, fall, plants, seasons, soil Tagged aloe, bird feeders, butter butt, cleanup, coastal gardening, crape myrtle, hibiscus, hummingbirds, hurricanes, hydrangea, lantana, lawn signs, magnolia, Meyer lemon, papyrus, rock garden, roses, sandy soil, Siberian dogwood, snow, squirrels, USDA Zone 4, USDA Zone 5, USDA zone 9, vegetables, wild ginger, yellow-rumped warbler, zen garden 10 Comments