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October 2011

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    Happy Halloween!!

    A few weeks ago, on my final visit of the season to Longwood Gardens, I happened to catch this awesome pumpkin/gourd/squash display, and I thought it'd be the perfect Halloween…

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    All Dead vs. Slightly Alive

    As gardeners, we have all experienced plants coming back from mostly dead-- Then there are plants that are all dead that can be brought back, unnaturally.

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    A mesmerizing hedge on Long Island

    I spotted this hedge along a side street in Northport, New york, while visiting family a few weeks ago. I was struck first by its size, and then by how great it…

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    The middle ground between own-root container grown roses and field-grown budded roses

    Last week we talked about why it seems own-root roses take longer to get established than budded ones. This week we talk about a method of growing that may be…

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    READER PHOTOS! Marilyn’s golden garden backdrop

    Today's photos are from Marilyn Regnier in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota. She says, "The woods around our house here in Minnesota are full of sugar maples.  Fall is one of my…

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    Holey Crocs, Batman!

    Regular size people recognize me by my hat. But really teeny tiny people know me for my distinctive, perforated footwear. I'm a Crocs kinda guy. But rather than throw out…

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    Episode 1: A Garden to Remember

    Welcome to the very first episode of Fine Gardening's first podcast, Garden Confidential: Stories at the intersection of people and plants. This month's theme is "A Garden to Remember." Andrew…

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    READER PHOTOS! A clean slate transformed

    Today's photos are from Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia. She says, "We have a very small back yard-- about 500 square feet--and when we moved in many years ago,…

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    An autumn day at home

    I was home yesterday with the last bit of a cold, with no access to the usual batch of photos, so today, check out some things that were still going…

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    Show us your pumpkins!!

    OK, so, Halloween is coming up, a week from today to be exact, and we wanna see what you're doing with your pumpkins. This year, how about a botanical theme?…