Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

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Spring recalled – via a text message

April 3, 2018

We left for over three weeks in Barcelona and southern France in early May last year and returned in early June. I entirely missed spring in the garden. Then yesterday I got a text message from garden designer friend, Keith Gibialante, who lives across the Delaware in Pennsylvania. It seems Keith came by to visit […]

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What if a visitor arrives before the garden’s up to snuff?

April 3, 2015

One of the few disadvantages of a prairie-style garden is the mostly vacant stare it gives you until June. I have a garden visitor coming in early May, when the garden has barely begun to turn green and most of the high summer’s 12-foot behemoths are only 6 to 10 inches high. It certainly won’t […]

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