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Among the most attractive flowers in the summer garden are the lilies, including Turk's cap lilies, tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies. Yes, I know it is still spring, but I mention these … more
Q An indigo bunting [is] a first for me in my garden in Williamstown. He has stayed around for days (about 10 so far) and this evening, joined the doves ground feeding. In the morning, he was up on … more
Every spring Mother Nature gives me gifts. Or that is how it seems when she sends the blossoms of trillium, hepatica, Jack-in-the Pulpit, bloodroot, trout lily, blue cohosh, Dutchman's breeches, … more
Q I recently discovered some chickadees spending a lot of time on and around the posts on my deck. When I went out to see what the attraction was I discovered a fairly large hole in one of the posts … more
The snow is gone and I am ready for gardening. And although I have been able to do a few things in the garden, the soil is wet and easily compacted, so I can't do much until it dries out.Many of my … more
Q We have this robin that for the last week has sat on a little tree 10 feet from our three-paned north window. He flies at the window, hitting it with his chest, then flutters to the ground and … more
"One of the most functional plants in garden history, it has been used for screens, hedges and foundations in the great gardens of the world." These are the words of noted horticulturist Dr. Michael … more
How do you spell "relief"? I don't know since spelling was never my forte in school. Fortunately, I am spared much embarrassment by having "spell check" on my computer. However, if I had to spell it … more
Q: I live in Lanesborough, where we have a small pond. We are frequently visited by a kingfisher, coming to eat the crayfish and goldfish in the pond. Today, we were treated to two kingfishers, … more
I occurred to me as I walked up from my vegetable garden recently with a dozen fat parsnips, that gardening has something in common with fishing: you never know if you're going to come home with … more
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