C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel

Name:  Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ aka Amethyst vernal witch hazel Type of Plant: A shrub for full sun to part shade that flowers in March and April Why I Love/Hate this plant:  I love most of the witch hazels, but this one is pretty spectacular in the late winter...

I Love Allium Schoenoprasum aka Garden Chives

Name: Allium schoenoprasum aka garden chives Type of Plant: A perennial herb that grows from small bulbs, hardy in Zones 4-8. Why I Love/Hate this plant: For me, this is one of my favorite early-to-grow plants in the spring. It is the first herb that I can cut fresh...

Treehouse ~ The New Social Networking App For Plants

Ever since the development of the Google Plant translation service, people have been listening in on plant conversations, often with a devastating response. So, it was with great apprehension that many have downloaded and joined the newest social media app, Treehouse,...
Open Garden on Wednesday

Open Garden on Wednesday

Tomorrow, September 28th, my gardens will be open for the benefit of the Barnstable Education Foundation. It's a chance for me to share what we've...

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I Love Cucurbita

I Love Cucurbita

 Name: Cucurbita Type of Plant: Pumpkins and winter squash. Usually a large growing annual vegetable vine. Why I love this: Cucurbita is a genus of...

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Veggie Garden Pasta

Veggie Garden Pasta

If you have a vegetable garden, you've got dinner! A group of fresh veggies, some lightly cooked and others raw, are tasty when tossed with olive...

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Zucchini Shaming

Zucchini Shaming

It’s the dark side of community gardens that people don’t talk about. We focus on how great it is to see so many different methods of growing crops....

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Broccoli Makes Tiny Heads

Broccoli Makes Tiny Heads

"My broccoli only produces small heads!" many of my radio callers say. "What's wrong?"  New gardeners also ask about their broccoli producing lots...

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Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms

Last night it was great fun to be the guest host of #gardenchat on Twitter. If you're not familiar with it, this is a world-wide conversation about...

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I Love Golden Rain Tree

I Love Golden Rain Tree

Name: Koelreuteria paniculata - aka the golden rain tree Type of Plant: A fairly fast growing shade tree, hardy in zone 6-9, that’s known for nice...

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