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Leaf Propagation: A Succulent Shared

Leaf Propagation: A Succulent Shared

| October 20, 2014

Christian Primeau is the NYBG‘s Manager of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Nolen Greenhouses gardener Karen Drews takes leaf cuttings

Who doesn’t love a sharer? Not an over-sharer, like Harold in Accounting, whose detailed inquest into his latest digestive afflictions …

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Pumpkin Seed Math Games

Pumpkin Seed Math Games

| October 20, 2014

If you carve a pumpkin for Halloween or make pumpkin pie from scratch, you’re going to have a lot of pumpkin seeds. You can put them to good use by turning them into “dice” and playing math games this fall.…

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Morning Eye Candy: Tree of Life

Morning Eye Candy: Tree of Life

| October 20, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Tree of Life

European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’) in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

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Wildflower meadows: how to create the field of your dreams

Wildflower meadows: how to create the field of your dreams

| October 19, 2014

Natural art: Nigel Dunnett in his Olympic Park meadow Photo: The Olympic Development Authority

If you want a wildflower meadow that will really enhance your garden, getting the design and layout right is every bit as important as choosing the …

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Morning Eye Candy: Nature’s Bounty

Morning Eye Candy: Nature’s Bounty

| October 19, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Nature’s Bounty

The Perennial Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

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Gardens: late blooms | Dan Pearson

Gardens: late blooms | Dan Pearson

| October 18, 2014

After party: late-flowering Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’. Photograph: John Glover/Alamy

Our neighbours up the lane, who arrived here in the 1950s, have a garden that feels relaxed by time. It sits between the farmhouse and a hedged area of orchard where …

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Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major

| October 18, 2014

Before starting today’s entry, a note to local readers — there are still many apple varieties available for the second day of the Apple Festival tomorrow, including one of my favourites, the Salish apple.

Thank you again to Martin Deasy …

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Fall Container Change-outs

Fall Container Change-outs

| October 18, 2014

Are your summer or early fall container gardens looking tired? Change out your container gardens to extend your displays well into the fall.

A fall container garden with asters, mums, cabbages, and kale. Photo by Tim Pollak

Gardening in containers …

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