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Pruning your lilacs


When and how to prune lilacs is relatively easy. If the shrub is looking good and you are happy with its size, then pruning is as easy as cutting a few nice bouquets. Yup, bringing those beautiful blossoms indoors or … Continue reading

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Planning a white cutting garden


My son is getting married! And, my wonderful daughter-in-law-to-be has invited me to contribute flowers to the celebration. Woo hoo!

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Queen Anne’s Lace: One drop of blood


While Queen Anne was tatting white lace, she pricked her finger and one drop of blood stained the lace. The lace became a flower and the drop of blood the central dark red or purple floret present on some, but … Continue reading

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Identifying weeds: Friend or foe?


It’s happened more than once. I’m scrutinizing a young plant trying to identify friend or foe, and blaming my horrible memory capacity for not remembering the details better. Then in a couple weeks I have this huge, unsightly monstrosity overtaking … Continue reading

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