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Cold Climate Gardening · 1W ago

There Is No Bad Weather–Only Inadequate Clothing

If you want to enjoy those last days of gardening before the soil either freezes over or gets buried in snow, you need to have "adequate clothing"--clothing you might not immediately think of as gardening duds. Read on to learn what I wear when the w...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2W ago

The Crazy Gardener’s Way to Plant Daffodils

There is probably a machine that does what I did today, and does it faster, and maybe even...
Cold Climate Gardening · 3W ago

The Last of the Hardiest

November started out marvelously with highs in the 50s(F) and one day even hit 66°(19C). T...
Cold Climate Gardening · 1M ago

Improving On Nature

Can anyone improve on nature? Maybe it's better to admit that what I'm doing isn't natural--it's gardening. Gardening in the most naturalistic way possible. Gardening to make the woods more easily enjoyed by humans. Tinkering and tweaking to yes--mak...
Cold Climate Gardening · 1M ago

October’s Bounty: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 2017

Visitors asked about two plants at my Colchicum Open Garden. The first one is readily avai...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

The Most Important Thing To Fight Cabin Fever

I am pretty excited about being a part of the Great Plants Symposium next week. I am looki...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

Is It A Garden Plant Or A Weed Wildflower?

Every flower is a wildflower--a native plant--somewhere, though this is easy to forget when that "somewhere" is on the other side of the world. On the other hand, it's easy to take our own native wildflowers for granted, or even despise them as weeds...
Cold Climate Gardening · 2M ago

Good Fall Is Here! Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September 2017

In my mind there are two kinds of fall: "Good" Fall and "Bad" Fall. Good Fall is what we h...
Cold Climate Gardening · 3M ago

Earliest Colchicums

Colchicum season has started! In this post I highlight the earliest blooming colchicums in...
Cold Climate Gardening · 3M ago

Jewelweed: Wildflower Wednesday

If you have to have a weed in your garden, jewelweed is a great choice. In fact, if it doe...