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Get Your Cocktail Garden On.

  So last year I planted this cocktail garden.  It was a huge undertaking that I wrote not a word about, in part because I was too busy doing it.  The space was one of those typically difficult side yards found around a lot...

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Do you have a Palafox borealis?

Palafoxia arida, photo by Stan Shebs via Creative Commons Of course you don’t. I am pretty sure it’s a made-up plant. I was reading about it in a novel by Angela Thirkell called The Old Bank House. Here’s the description of it: …a clump...

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Peach Patrol

Behold a tree that is embroiled in more controversy,  pawed over more regularly, and assaulted by more attention, admiration, disgust, falling maple branches, and drunken wonder than a Real Housewife of Orange County.  A ‘Garnet Beauty’ variety, its checkered history began when the gardener...

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The wild side

Buffalo’s Delaware park At this time of year, I often prefer hiking to gardening. Late summer is my favorite time for the plants that grow wild in the parks and the preserves of Western New York, and the more common they are, the better...

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