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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
I find conversations with other gardeners to be very enlightening. Either I learn something new from their experiences or am inspired to rethink some of my approaches to gardening. Such was the case … more
Q: On Saturday, June 9, we were riding the rail trail when we were stopped by a kid and dad who had found a baby snapping turtle. All of us were confounded by this as we had just seen the moms … 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 reached the age of 72 recently and have been thinking about the future. What will my gardens be like when I'm 82? Will I be gardening at 92? I realize I won't always have the strength, stamina and … 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
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
Though it is still June, the harvest season is well underway. By now, many gardeners have harvested radishes, spinach, leaf lettuce and perhaps even beets and carrots, if they were planted in April. … more
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