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When Your Garden is a Shady Balcony

I face the prospect of gardening where shade dominates the daylight hours. That's my fourth floor balcony. Recently Jessica Damiano, Associated Press, wrote a wonderful article for the Boston Globe about shade gardening. The name of the article is "Not…

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Resource for Native Plants

Everybody talks about the need to grow native plants in the garden. Even seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) in the nineteenth century encouraged his customers, spread across the country, to grow native plants. He loved and encouraged gardeners to…

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Gardener Poet Robert Knox

The French philosopher Michel Foucault once said, "The garden is the smallest part of the world and the whole world at the same time." The garden teaches, supports, disappoints, surprises, and gives us pleasure at various times. For some the…

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