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Spring Has Sprung!

get link May 16, 2018 | General, Spring

how to buy furosemide “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” —Robin Williams Spring is finally here! We can now get to enjoy the outside and spend more time in our yards. The outdoor living trend has been on the rise for quite some time. Homeowners are bringing the...

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Books, Books and More Books!

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We attend periodic meetings with diverse groups affiliated with landscaping, horticulture, and design. The most recent one was with MLP (Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals) at Ken’s Steak House in Framingham. I understand that their...

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Cercis canadensis

Eastern Red Bud, or Cercis Canadensis, is a beautiful spring flowering tree. The red bud is deciduous, is native to eastern North America and is hardy from Southern Ontario to northern Florida.  It is a small, vase shaped, often multi-stemmed medium growing tree that...

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Magnolia

Magnolia x soulangeana  (saucer magnolia) The saucer magnolia is a wonderful tree to have in your landscape not only for the beautiful early blooms but for the fragrance that wafts in the fresh spring air.  In April the display of tulip shaped flowers open before the...

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Squill

I love watching spring emerge and one of my favorite early harbingers of it is Squill.  Also known as Scilla, Squill is a small blue flower of which many species, notably S. siberica, are grown in gardens for their attractive early spring flowers. Squill also has...

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Heuchera

Crazy ‘bout the foliage!  I love Heuchera! Heuchera, also known as Coral Bells or Alumroot, have come a long way in the past decade as their cultivars have flourished.  Not only do they have long-lasting, tiny bell-shaped flowers but their foliage is stunning.  The...

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Bee Aware

Honey Bees are in trouble.  In the last 50 years, experts say the domesticated honey bee population declined by nearly 50%. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the phenomenon in which worker bees disappear leaving behind a queen, food and a few nurse bees. It is thought...

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Witch Hazel

Hamamelis (pronounced; ham-a-may-lis), the genus for "Witch hazel", is a tree that blooms in the fall and the winter and has three species native to North America, (H. ovalis, H. virginiana and H. vernalis), one in Japan (H. japonica) and one in China (H. mollis). The...

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Red Twig Dogwood

Did you know that the word "dog" in "dogwood"  has no connection with dogs?   Historically, the dogwood was found to be particularly useful in making tools because of its hardwood properties.  "Dog"  comes from the word "dag" which referred to a sharp tool, e.g....

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Winterberry

Ilex verticillata, or winterberry, is quite noticeable this time of year.  It is a species of holly, "Ilex" in Latin, and is native to eastern North America.  Ilex verticillata is a deciduous shrub (it loses its leaves) and is happiest in wet areas.  Not only does its...

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Grasses

I notice the grasses as I walk through my gardens, making a mental list of all that I still have to do to prepare  them for winter.  I remember that I was first drawn to switch grass, also known as Panicum virgatum, because of the sound it made when the wind would...

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