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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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Nasty Little Voles!

Sep 15, 2017

My blood pressure soared the other day when I noticed one of my Hydrangea ‘Incrediball’ had suddenly wilted. The adjacent ‘Incrediball’ seemed fine. As I drew closer to investigate, I noticed a small hole at the base of the shrub. Upon closer inspection, I discovered a tunnel and cavity underneath the shrub, where roots used…

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The Budget Wise Gardener book cover

Sooooo excited about your new book!

Sep 8, 2017

I AM SOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR NEW BOOK!!! I can hardly contain myself. Lol. Seriously haven’t been this excited in a long time…  Donna

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Priase for Flowering Vines Webinar

Aug 18, 2017

My goodness this was wonderful to be able to learn something on line when I have the time to look at it. Can’t wait to use some of the vine ideas on a front entrance area to my church. It has big cedar trees that had the lower branches cut off and now they look…

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Your shade gardening book is so helpful!

Aug 17, 2017

I attended both of your lectures at the Maryland Master Gardeners Training Day, May 2017. Bought your book “Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark”. We live on a 2.5 acre wooded lot and your book was the information needed. Your beautiful book is creased and dog eared and loved. Thank you for inspiring me…

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You have inspired me with my Shade Garden

Aug 16, 2017

I am a HUGE fan of yours!  I was hooked after I watched your Hydrangea video on YouTube. I lost my Grandmother in January and she was an amazing gardener. I have been struggling with her loss and wanted to create a wonderful garden that I know she would be proud of. I have ordered…

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Creating Magic in Small Spaces

Aug 14, 2017

I have been reading my way through Garden Design’s summer magazine. Given this issue has 149 AD-FREE pages and the publication’s dimensions (8.5” x 11”) are the largest of any garden magazine I know, I will be engrossed in this gorgeous magazine for months! Sadly, this is causing a dilemma with some of my other…

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Year-Round Color Garden Symposium at The Otseaga

Aug 12, 2017

Mark your calendars to join me and my well-known friend, Margaret Roach, for a great gardening program and silent art auction hosted by the Otsego County Master Gardeners in Cooperstown, NY. This fall symposium and gourmet luncheon will be held at the world-class Otesaga Resort Hotel on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00…

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Sea Buckthorn

Aug 10, 2017

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Last month I enjoyed strolling through some amazing gardens featured on the Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour (Cape Elizabeth, ME). One especially lovely seaside garden had an unusual looking plant that I had never seen before. The willow-like leaves reminded me of Tamarix. I learned it was Sea Buckthorn (photo right from…

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Proven Winners Grand Garden Show

Aug 8, 2017

There truly is nothing like the Grand Garden Show at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. Combine a remarkable, first-rate garden symposium, with escorted tours of magnificent private gardens all taking place in an idyllic island setting with no cars (only horse-drawn carriages and bicycles) and POOF…. You have a one-of-a-kind experience.…

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