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Trees, shrubs made for the shade

Henry Homeyer

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house, there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy … Full story    

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Trees, shrubs made for the shade

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house, there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Help new flowers with compost, fertilizer – and water

I probably spend more than I should on seeds, annual flowers in six-packs, 4-inch pots of trademarked annuals at $5 a pop, perennials, and flowering … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Still plenty to do in the vegetable garden

I recently received an inquiry about vegetable gardens: Is it too late to start one? In a word, no. But you will have to act … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Create a lush, lovely green space

I love lawns. Not big lawns, and they don’t need to be pure Kentucky bluegrass, either. I love a little bit of mowed green that … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

Row cover protects plants, encourages growth

Living in a cold spot, I usually wait until June 10 to plant frost and cold-sensitive plants. But lured by perfect warm weather, I planted … Full story    
Published:  June 15, 2014

Garlic mustard poses threat to native trees

As a garden writer, I get a lot of email from people warning me about pending catastrophes: blights, bugs, invasive plants. Some are accurate, some … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2014

Tomatoes come as heirlooms, hybrids – and volunteers

This year, I met a lifelong goal of growing an edible tomato in the house – although I have I have to admit it was … Full story    
Published:  June 1, 2014

Lessons from a well-tended asparagus patch

On a recent cold, gray Sunday, I was looking for a good project to do in my garden. I decided to clean up my asparagus … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2014

Take good care of tomato seedlings

This year, I started my tomatoes indoors much earlier than I usually do. Normally, I start them on April 10 at 10:14. Only kidding! Most … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2014

Plant spring bulbs with an eye on overlapping colors

I’ve been paying  attention to snowdrops and crocus since I was 9. I recently found entries in my diary that tell me so. My entire … Full story    
Published:  May 4, 2014

If you leave footprints, stay out of the garden

Spring finally seems to be coming to Cornish Flat – about a month late this year. As I write this, my snowdrops are just starting … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2014

First step to pruning trees is clean, sharp equipment

Conventional wisdom has it that fruit trees should be pruned in March, but don’t worry if you haven’t started yet. I haven’t. There’s no harm … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2014

A last winter meal from the garden

Technically, spring arrived March 20. Most years, I have snowdrops blooming on a south-facing hillside by early March and some Glory-of-the-Snow in blossom by now. … Full story    
Published:  April 6, 2014

Overlooked veggies make beautiful art subjects, too

I would hazard a guess that if you toured an art museum, the artwork depicting flowers would outnumber the art showing vegetables by 10-to-1. Or … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2014