• What’s the Best Viburnum for My Garden?

    I've got two different varieties of viburnum growing in my garden. Viburnum opulus (often referred to as a Snowball viburnum) and Viburnum plicatum (sometimes called a Japanese snowball). ...

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    What’s the Best Viburnum for My Garden?
  • Fixing Those Unsightly Sections of the Garden

    I'm trying to do a better job of documenting the garden this season. It's easy to focus on the areas that are working, but I think it's more important to document the areas that aren't working ...

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    Fixing Those Unsightly Sections of the Garden
  • How To Take Stem Cuttings

    My Grandma Corrigan loved growing African violets. She had quite a collection. There were purple ones, pink ones, ruffled ones, and miniature ones. She had a plant stand by the kitchen window where ...

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    How To Take Stem Cuttings
  • The May Garden To-Do List

    Michigan extended its "Stay-at-Home" order through May 28, 2020. Although garden centers and nurseries are now open, I'm planning to limit my activities to the house. My dear uncle has been in the ...

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    The May Garden To-Do List

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What’s the Best Viburnum for My Garden?

I’ve got two different varieties of viburnum growing in my garden. Viburnum opulus (often referred to as a Snowball viburnum) and Viburnum plicatum (sometimes called a Japanese snowball). Unfortunately, one is not the right plant for the right place. My 2020 garden mantra is “Do No Harm”. That can mean a lot of things. To…

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Fixing Those Unsightly Sections of the Garden

I’m trying to do a better job of documenting the garden this season. It’s easy to focus on the areas that are working, but I think it’s more important to document the areas that aren’t working well. Photographs are the best way to figure out what’s working and what’s not in a garden. Especially looking…

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How To Take Stem Cuttings

My Grandma Corrigan loved growing African violets. She had quite a collection. There were purple ones, pink ones, ruffled ones, and miniature ones. She had a plant stand by the kitchen window where all the African violets lived. Each pot was set inside a metal ring at the end of a metal arm on her…

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The May Garden To-Do List

Michigan extended its “Stay-at-Home” order through May 28, 2020. Although garden centers and nurseries are now open, I’m planning to limit my activities to the house. My dear uncle has been in the hospital with COVID-19 for 3 weeks, struggling to get better. That changed my perspective. Big time.   I’m not going to lie….

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