Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shopping for Plants Locally

I had planned to work in the West Meade garden yesterday ,but rain overnight meant that that garden on a slope would become a mudslide, unsafe to work in. Instead I went out looking for seeds and plants. I buy … Continue reading

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The West Meade Garden- A Spring Report

Winter was as cruel in West Meade as it was in Green Hills. I have spent the last two mornings cleaning up and separating the Quick from the Dead. Two large cherry colored Gregg’s Salvias went to the ground, and … Continue reading

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The End Of The “Knockout” Era

The era of the “Knockout Rose”, ubiquitous and over used in both home and commercial landscaping, is over. Undone by the almost invisible.airborne mite that spreads Rose Rosette Disease, plantings are being ripped out all over this city. Every parking … Continue reading

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Spring Report-The Green Hills Garden

After this past,vicious winter, I did not expect to see many survivors other than the wildflowers planted by the owner, the iris, and the peonies. In some cases, I was proved right. In others, I was proved surprised. No surprise … Continue reading

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