Kathy Purdy

Wild Geranium: Wildflower Wednesday

– Posted in: Native/Invasive
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At our old house, wild geraniums (Geranium maculatum) grew every place the lawn mower left alone. Or at least it seemed that way. It was always a pleasure to see them carpeting the woods in mid-May, but I certainly didn't check daily on their progress, as I did with my carefully collected and cultivated trilliums. [...]

Why Won’t My Forsythia Bloom?

– Posted in: Forsythia
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The forsythias bloomed later than usual this year, sometimes overlapping with the earliest lilacs--but they did bloom. If yours didn't bloom, here are some things to consider: The flowers for forsythia are set the year before they bloom. That means if you prune your shrub too late in the season, you will cut off the [...]

Video Mishaps: Garden2Blog Adventure with P. Allen Smith

– Posted in: How-to
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If you've been following my back page, you probably already know that I've been invited to the 2014 version of P. Allen Smith's Garden2Blog. I'll be joining twenty-plus other bloggers for two jam-packed days of tours, demonstrations, and workshops, while squeezing in time to get to know my fellow bloggers and P. Allen Smith himself. [...]