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I had the joy of meeting Nathan Lyon last month when we were both speaking at a Master Gardeners Symposium in Indiana. Nathan is an Emmy nominated chef known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. He has hosted or co-hosted many television shows, including Growing A…

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Once again, this premier, one-of-a-kind, garden symposium promises to receive high ratings for its engaging, award-winning speakers, great food, Gardeners Marketplace, camaraderie and world-class resort setting. The symposium is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the gorgeous Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, VT (about 2.5 hours from Boston). There is also a special…

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I was sad to see Garden Design discontinue their one-of-a-kind, quarterly gardening magazine, BUT thank goodness their website abounds with even MORE fantastic gardening features and ideas. The website is a great tool to use while planning (or dreaming about) your garden. This online resource of photo galleries, plant information, and design details is free…

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Holiday gifts for gardeners

2018 video bundle

If you are scratching your head about a gift for a gardening enthusiast – young or old, neophyte or Master Gardener – then please consider my 2017 and 2018 gardening video bundles. Each narrated video is approximately 60 minutes in length and is packed with colorful, inspirational slides. Videos include helpful lecture notes. Topics include…

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Powerhouse Perennials and Outstanding Hydrangea Webinars

Given the time challenges that many of us face, coupled with unpredictable weather as a result of climate change, low-maintenance, unflappable plants, are in high demand. And these stalwarts must also be attractive to both homeowners as well as pollinators. My 2019 gardening Webinars feature some of these amazing plants. On Saturday, January 26th I’ll…

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The Right-Size Flower Garden

All four of my popular gardening books are on sale, beginning on Black Friday, November 23 and running through Saturday, December 15. Any book is only $18 with FREE SHIPPING! All books are signed. If you would like me to sign it to a special person, just let me know! Click here to check out…

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2019 Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

I am amazed that this will be the 15th annual symposium that I’ve organized. I started these events when I lived in Ballston Spa, New York with the intention of bringing together gardeners of all ages and abilities from around the Albany, New York region. The first symposium was held at the Gideon Putnam Resort…

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Flashy Fall Alternatives to Burning Bush

Burning bush (Euonymus alatus) has long been acclaimed for its brilliant red fall foliage. But since burning bush is now banned as an invasive plant in many states, people are asking for a noteworthy substitute. No problem! Many outstanding alternatives are finally getting the attention they deserve! And many of these are native to North…

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Step Aside Sedum Autumn Joy

Step Aside Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ The demand for low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants that provide three, if not four seasons of interest, has generated a surge of new Sedum cultivars that are taking center stage. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is probably the most well-known Sedum BUT this ‘king of the hill’ status is about to be toppled. I…

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NEW 2019 Flower Gardening Webinars

This will be my third year producing flower gardening Webinars, which are online lectures designed for individuals only, to encourage affordable and convenient personal gardening education, available for repeated viewing anytime on personal computer screens. This flexible personal education delivery system is designed to complement (not replace) my popular live, on-site, lectures for group audiences.…

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