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Registration Open for the 14th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

Oct 6, 2017

The Symposium registration gate has opened and they’re off! (Can you tell I grew up near the race track in Saratoga Springs?) The 14th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium returns once again to the majestic, world-class Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, VT. The symposium takes place Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. –…

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Dr. Allan Armitage is Waiting to Meet You!

Oct 4, 2017

Don’t miss out on an entertaining Webinar with Dr. Allan Armitage – renowned horticulturist, award-winning educator, and author of seven amazing gardening books. Dr. A has many distinguished awards and accomplishments – numbering over 25 – including The Distinguished National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society, the highest award for teaching in the country.…

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Early Bird Special Price on The Budget-Wise Gardener

Oct 1, 2017

As announced in an earlier newsletter, my fourth book, The Budget-Wise Gardener, will be released in early February, 2018. This hardcover will be the same size and length as my prior book, The Right-Size Flower Garden. The cover price is $19.95. Click on ST LYNN’S PRESS – Budget-Wise Gardener Promo Piece-Final to get a sneak peek at…

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There is Still Time to Register for The Great Plants Symposium

Sep 29, 2017

Friday, October 6th in Sturbridge, MA. 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Symposium Kick-Off Class Thursday, October 5 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. There is still time to enjoy a great time at the October 6th Great Plants Symposium in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The program features five inspiring lectures including Unique and Unusual Perennials for the Northeast. Attendees…

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He is Alive!

Sep 27, 2017

He is alive! I finally saw my son, Evan, after more than five months. I think I almost took him off his feet when I charged and gave him a bear hug. And that is saying something given he is 6’ 4” and weighs 195 pounds. We met in Saratoga Springs, near where Evan was…

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I was paying attention!

Sep 27, 2017

Dear Ms. Mendez, Just wanted to let you know that your lecture at the Annapolis Horticulture Society made a huge impression on at least one person. I want to thank you for reenergizing my enjoyment of gardening. This past week I looked out the patio door and was not pleased with what I saw. Later…

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The Grand Garden Show Rocked!

Sep 23, 2017

This epic garden show keeps getting better! This was the fifth year the Grand Garden Show was hosted at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. Over 500 gardeners representing 32 states were in attendance. This show is a bucket list MUST (at least in my opinion). The combination of great speakers, educational…

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Great lecture at the Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society

Sep 23, 2017

It’s been all fabulously positive feedback from the audience. People really related to your presentation, and took home ideas they could implement in their own. We all appreciated your insights and environmental concerns in making plant selections. Linda, program organizer, Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society

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Unique Fall-Blooming Bulbs

Sep 21, 2017

As leaves start to change color, many gardeners grab their trowels and start planting spring blooming bulbs. Depending on your hardiness zone, most spring blooming bulbs are best planted sometime in October. Conversely, late summer is ideal for installing fall blooming bulbs like Sternbergia, autumn blooming Crocus, Colchicum and Lycoris. These bulbs are typically harvested…

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Willowleaf Sunflower

Sep 18, 2017

Helianthus salicifolius This is definitely a Dr. Seus plant – very amusing looking. Helianthis salicifolius, commonly called willowleaf sunflower, is a native species of sunflower. It hails from the midwest, primarily from the Great Plains and Ozark Plateau. I first saw this unusual plant in the Bressingham Garden at the Gardens of Elm Bank in…

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