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Featured Plants Peperomia and Witch Hazel

Jan 15, 2019

Peperomia. I am learning so much about houseplants and tropicals since working at Estabrook’s Yarmouth store this winter. The garden center has a huge greenhouse filled with these treasures. One plant that quickly made its way into my home is Peperomia. This tough, no-fuss plant is native to many tropical climates and like orchids, is…

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Garden Webinar on Extreme Perennials

Jan 14, 2019

With the new gardening season only a few months away, it’s time to take a fresh look at your perennial gardens. Do you have freeloaders that take up a lot of space and give little back in return? How about needy plants that demand far more time than you have? Slobs are my pet peeve…

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Outstanding Perennials and Hydrangeas

Jan 12, 2019

I will once again be returning to Faddegon’s Nursery in Latham, NY (near Albany) to teach an in-depth gardening program. Faddegon’s has a special place in my heart – I used to work there and the folks are like family to me. In addition to an amazing nursery, Faddegon’s also has extensive offerings of indoor…

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Featured Plants: Amazing Holly, Hypericum and Rhododendron

Dec 15, 2018

Ilex glabra ‘Gem Box’ This lovely inkberry is a wonderful alternative to boxwood if boxwood blight has been an issue in your region, or if you simply want to plant something cool and different. Like Boxwood, ‘Gem Box’ is evergreen and grows in full sun to shade. ‘Gem Box’ has dense, dark green shiny foliage…

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WINTER IS COMING…AND SO ARE NIBBLING DEER

Dec 12, 2018

Okay, I confess. I think deer look adorable, especially little fawns, but I DETEST the damage they do to my gardens. And winter is a time when they can severely ‘prune’ my shrubs. One of my good friends nicknames deer ‘the devil’s minions’. Stop the madness by simply using an organic, OMRI (Organic Materials Review…

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CHEF NATHAN LYON

Dec 8, 2018

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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15th GREAT GARDENS AND LANDSCAPING SYMPOSIUM

Dec 6, 2018

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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GARDEN DESIGN OFFERS A WEALTH OF GREAT GARDENING IDEAS

Dec 2, 2018

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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2018 video bundle

Holiday gifts for gardeners

Nov 29, 2018

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

Nov 24, 2018

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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