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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – May 25

…and some are not. Today I had one of the former and I’m totally, completely grateful. I did not have to […]

Gold Dust

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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – September 9

I’m dashing off to Rochester, NY tomorrow in order to speak at the annual Gathering of Gardeners on Saturday. I’m looking […]

As Endings Blend With Beginnings

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Report From PIA – August 3

Sometimes it’s important to get out of the usual routines, and look at something new. Here it is, the beginning of August, and […]

Endless Heart

Report From PIA – May 14

One of the things I love about this time of year is discovering new plants. Every spring I come across new varieties in the garden center, online, or in magazines and catalogs. “Ohh… who are you?” I think when I see something unfamiliar.

I had that reaction today as […]

New Plants!

Report From PIA – April 23

At this time of year I am in serious trouble. I’m tempted by plants every where I turn: in garden centers, at grocery stores, online and in catalogs, they’re calling “take me home!”

I’m intrigued by their foliage, flowers, history and names. “Heart’s-a-bustin,” how could you not want to […]

Fur Balls!

Report From PIA – October 23

This summer, fur balls came to my garden, and I’m not talking about the stuff coughed up by cats.

Two nights ago I spoke to a group of Master Gardeners in Rhode Island. As we finished the evening up, they asked what plants I was excited about this year. […]