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Patriotic Blueberry Patch

My neighbors probably paused in surprise on their evening stroll. It’s mid-July and the Allains suddenly decorated a section of their garden in all-out red, white, and blue bunting. There’s a good reason for it, and it isn’t because I’m

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What to Do with That Old Tree Stump?

Sometimes when they remove a tree, a hefty stump remains. Eventually that will weather and decay, but often it remains for years as an unwanted reminder to the absent tree. What to do? Sometimes I put a pot with flowers

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Are the Deer Eating Your Plants?

Tired of deer munching on your flowers? Try these plants that don’t appeal to them.

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Mid-Summer Iris

On the golf course at Lake Forest RV Resort, I enjoy the plantings members place around the course. Different ones sign up to plant flowers and tend those around the tee areas. Along the pond that bisects the first fairway

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It’s Springtime in New Hampshire

On the way to camp, I noticed the lilacs and iris blooming in the yards. We don’t get those in Florida and I miss them as a herald of spring. As we unpacked, we had two summer-like days of 80

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Time to Plant

When we get to camp each spring, it takes some time to clear away eight months of leaves outside and eight months of dust inside. I become impatient with the tidying and want to start planting. This summer, almost a

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A Visit from the Plant Lady

At Lake Forest RV Resort, one meets an interesting variety of people. There are the snowbirds who escape the steamy summers of Florida or the Carolinas, spending four or five months in New Hampshire. There are vacationers stopping by for

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