To prune or not to prune

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I’ve been saving these three little works of art and craft for the new garden. They’ve come out now. For some reason, though, I’m now feeling the urge to hang them at the fireplace like trophies in a medieval castle….➤ Read More
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The summer windowbox. Adieu New York

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Over the course of the year, I do four different seasonal arrangements in the window, as well as the four large planters in the garden. Spring, summer, fall and winter. It's the last of its kind since I'll be heading for Portland in October. I'm really pleased….➤ Read More
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The last summer in the City

This is the last summer of the Fuchsias in the City. This City, anyway. Yes, we're leaving Manhattan! And not just to another outer borough. Or Long Island, or up the Hudson, or even across the river to the former Garden State, New Jersey. This move's serious and bi-coastal….➤ Read More
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Gold in the garden

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It’s late fall at Fuchsias in the City and there’s gold in the garden. Sometimes I pine for brilliant flushes of scarlet and orange. Or maybe some deep shimmering hints of burgundy or copper suffusing the leaves. But it’s a small urban garden and I much of what I see…➤ Read More
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Leaves in the garden

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A little more clean-up today. It started out quite a bit raw and chilly, what with the rain we’ve had, but then the skies blossomed into a brilliant periwinkle blue. The potted fuchsias are still outside. Lot’s of blooms opening still. So far there hasn’t been a frost…➤ Read More
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Autumn fuchsias

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What is fall? Every season I seem to hold a debate. Mostly with myself, I guess, but what is fall really? Is it the meteorologists’ tidy definition? September, October, November. Neatly ordered pigeon holes from the monthly calendar, whether the weather’s ready or…➤ Read More
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The Great Garden Chore of 2015

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OK. The Great Garden Chore of 2015 has been accomplished. I really don’t know why it took so long. It was’t actually even that hard. But it’s one of those things that you look at, sigh, and think, “I really need to do this”. Before you let yourself be distracted…➤ Read More
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The white tide recedes

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What a difference a week of vaguely normal weather can make. Temperatures above freezing all last week, a little rain here and there, and the white tide recedes. Good riddance, you miserable Winter of 2015. Hello Spring!➤ Read More
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The great plunge of January

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The really cold part of the winter usually has the good sense to wait until sometime in January before annoying us. Well, right on the heels of the Three Kings, it’s here. Some assorted scenic snowfalls and then The Plunge blew in. Thanks guys. The snow was a nice present but...➤ Read More
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