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Spring Flowering Bulbs

It’s November and we’re heading into the dead zone. Winter is a’comin’ in and your garden is going to sleep. To get you through the winter doldrums, think about spring bulbs. Imagine cheery, colorful crocus brightening your dreary days in late winter and very early spring, as they pop through the snow. Picture bright tulips, golden daffodils, and other spring flowering bulbs following behind the more »

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Breaking News

We’ve just learned from friends that Amazon estimates they will be shipping “What’s Wrong With My Plant (And How Do I Fix It)?” on December 3, in plenty of time for Christmas gifts. This is a good thing.

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Our Second Review

Wow. We just found out we have another book review of our book. Follow the link so you can read it too. Mr. McGregor’s Daughter

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In Time For Christmas?

Lots of people have been asking whether our book will be out in time for Christmas. The answer is a definite maybe. It’s going to be in the publisher’s warehouse on December 10 so it will probably reach most people in time for Christmas if they order it direct from Timber Press. A lot of people have already pre-ordered the book (Thank You!) from Amazon more »

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Our First Review

Kathryn and I were delighted to read the first review of our book yesterday. Here’s the link http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/2009/10/book-review-whats-wrong-with-my-plant.html Read and enjoy. We could not be more pleased! More news. Kathryn and I just signed a new contract with Timber Press to write another book. This one focuses exclusively on problems in the vegetable garden and will be boon to all who are growing their own more »

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Our book

Kathryn and I received our first copy of our book yesterday from our publisher, Timber Press. It’s called “What’s Wrong With My Plant? And How Do I Fix It?” We are amazed at how beautiful the book is, and so incredibly useful. We think everyone who cares for plants has been waiting years for this book. Thanks to all the good people at Timber Press more »

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Late blight: What does it look like?

Late blight: What does it look like? If your tomato crop failed miserably in the summer of 2009, take heart, you are not alone. Thousands of people faced the same disaster. And it doesn’t mean you’re a failure as a gardener. A widespread fungus disease called late blight caused the problem and cool, wet weather made it worse. How can you tell if your tomatoes more »

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Late blight: How do I fix it?

Late blight: How do I fix it? Late blight is a devastating fungus disease of tomatoes and potatoes. Our previous blog, Late blight: What does it look like?, showed you how to identify it. Here, we show you how to deal with it. Prevention is the best way to manage late blight. And knowing the life cycle of the fungus helps you figure out ways more »

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Golden Wings

‘Golden Wings’, one of my favorite roses, has performed extremely well for us in our garden and richly deserves its category of “Outstanding” in the Roses In Review survey of the American Rose Society. It scored 8.8 out of a possible 10.0 points. It is always in flower and is winter hardy in USDA Zones 4-9. Very disease resistant, this rose requires very little attention. more »

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Marchesa Boccella

Flowers of this rose have all the charm and grace of the old-fashioned, heritage roses. The classic old rose shape is very different from the modern high centered Hybrid Tea. Flowers are flat, double, and very fragrant. This rose flowers constantly, unlike most old roses, many of which bloom only once a year. Disease resistance and winter hardiness are good (USDA Zones 4-9). The plant more »

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