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I Love Chamaecyparis Obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’  aka Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

Name:   Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’  aka dwarf Hinoki falsecypress Type of Plant:  A slow growing evergreen, hardy in Zone 4 to 8, with dark green fans of foliage. Why I Love This Plant: There are SO many things to love about this plant. First of all, the...

Cucurbita moschata aka Waltham Butternut Squash

Name:  Cucurbita moschata  aka Waltham butternut squash. Type of Plant:  A winter squash that has, since it’s development in the 1940’s, has become the gold standard for this type of vegetable. This squash contains Vitamin C, B6, Magnesium and Potassium, plus even a...

Red Carpet Roundup: The 2021 Fall Ball

Reporting from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, here is your insider look at some of the plants that walked the red carpet at the 2021 Fall Ball.  Climbing Hydrangea won The People's Choice award for her sophisticated, clinging gown that offered just a few peaks of her...
Fall Window Box Ideas

Fall Window Box Ideas

I don't have boxes under the windows of my house, but I did plant two boxes that were on the front porch for the summer. I had two identical metal...

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Garden Quinoa Salad

Garden Quinoa Salad

There are times when the garden produces a little of this and a little of that. In the fall, I pick about a cup or two of small sprouts (tiny heads)...

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Saving Dahlia Tubers

Saving Dahlia Tubers

In the fall the dahlia's are the best flowers in the cutting garden. But even as they are in their glory, it's time to think about saving them...

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