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A User’s Guide to Amazing Amaryllis

You want them. Of course, you want them. Who wouldn’t be starstruck by huge bodacious trumpet-shaped blossoms blaring with voluptuousness? We’re talking about totally nondescript plump bulbs that suddenly send out promising flower buds in a snap and then pop into performance like you wouldn’t believe. And all this is staged in the middle of […]
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Raised Beds Raise the Bar

Raised beds are the way to go. Planting a raised bed is like putting all your hopes and dreams in a box. No matter if you’re growing veggies or cut flowers, when you are trying to push out a crop efficiently and reliably, raised beds are the best bet to make the magic happen. Although […]
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Spring Fling

  Spring is really, actually, truly happening! That means amorous frogs are chirping, the perennials are popping, buds are swelling, and you want to get out there and join the festivities. Well, here come some ideas to get your garden up to speed and perking along. Spring is probably the only time of year when […]
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The Seedier, the Better

Our goal right now is to keep you from climbing the walls with boredom. So, hear us out, because we’ve got a truly effective remedy for midwinter blahs. All you need is some Coast of Maine Sprout Island Blend Seed Starter, a few packets of seeds, and a pinch of patience. Put all those ingredients […]
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Raised Beds

by Tovah Martin Start your raised beds right from the ground up. So, you just raised the bar for your garden and ordered up some raised beds. That’s lip-smacking good news for your menus as well as a high note for your aesthetics. When you serve up your homegrown ingredients next summer, meals are going […]
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WEATHERPROOF PLANTS

From my kitchen window last week, I got an unexpected glimpse of coppery-orange. It took me a few seconds to realize it was the spidery, threadlike flowers of my Jelena Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’) . This is the earliest this plant has ever bloomed, surely owing to the recent warm temperatures and abundant […]
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

“Did you ever meet a gardener, who, however fair his ground, was absolutely content and pleased? Is there not always a tree to be felled or a bed to be turned? Is there not ever some grand mistake to be remedied next summer?” This quote from Samuel Reynolds Hole in A Book About Roses in […]
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