Miscellaneous

A Winter Walk

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Most people living in a cold climate would probably tell you it isn't the cold that bothers them as much as the endless succession of dreary, cloudy days. (Heck, even people in the balmy Pacific Northwest complain about how dark it is in winter!) Well, today it was sunny for a change, so I went [...]

Second Annual Garden Party at The Sagamore Resort

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Join Gordon Hayward, Ethne Clarke, Kerry Ann Mendez and Paula (the four-star resort's head floral arranger) for a fun packed gardening event on Friday evening, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2010. Day-only and special overnight packages available. For more about all of the lectures and workshops, visit the Perennially Yours web page at www.pyours.com/gardenclasses.html [...]

Adrian Bloom Presents: Expert Plant Choices and Dramatic Combinations for Stunning Year-Round Gardens.

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Saturday, September 25 at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Adrian Bloom is a world-famous garden designer, plantsman, author, lecturer and chairman of Blooms Nursery, Ltd located in England. Adrian will present two talks and have a book signing. $45 per person [...]

Plants vs. Zombies: Game Review

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PopCap Games sent me a copy of their Plants vs. Zombies computer game. My 12-year-old son agreed to review the game. This is a compilation of his responses to my questions. Plants vs. Zombies is a defense type game. You are defending your house from the Zombies. It starts out easy but gets harder later [...]

Why I Garden

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Why do I garden? Why does an artist paint? Why does a pianist spend days practicing for an hour long concert? The truth is, I don't know why I garden. I don't know why I have an affinity for plants, a need to see them thrive, a hungering for their beauty. As a child, I [...]

Adenophora and Its Evil Twin Revisited

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A while back I wrote an essay for Horticulture detailing my attempt to figure out the difference between ladybells and creeping bellflower, and I wrote up a blog post with additional information. Anne Larson, the Des Moines Gardening Examiner, has tracked down more information about these two plants, including how to determine if you really [...]

Home Depot Gift Card winner

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The Home Depot $100 Gift Card giveaway ended yesterday. Time to pick the winner. Out of 35 qualifying comments (two were my replies), the random number generator picked number 7, which was Suzanne Offner. Congratulations, Suzanne, and good luck building those raised beds! Thank you to Home Depot for making this giveaway possible.