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Garden Reports and Rejoicing – March 8


I have two boxwoods on either side of the steps to my front door and they many not have been the best choice for this location. The shrub nearest the driveway gets piled with snow when the plow comes in. The other can get smashed with ice […]

15 Things I Hate About Your Yard – #9

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – December 21

Upholstered Shrubs

Yes, slip-covered shrubs and, oh dear, even trees get wrapped for the winter. The motive here is usually good. People want to protect their plants from cold and desiccation. The results of this desire for shelter are mixed at best.

First of all, these plants are […]

Is This Really A Problem?

Report From PIA – July 28

I was joking around with a friend on facebook today, and in a fit of silliness suggested a new garden product: Plantbrella. Perfect for those hydrangeas that are wilting under the hot, summer sun! In rainy areas, Plantbrella would help prevent leaf-spot fungi and it’s ideal for protecting your […]