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Margaret Roach
Worked at Margaret Roach Inc.
Lives in Hudson Valley, NY
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Such a great groundcovering conifer, plus deep-resistant and shade-tolerant. Love this plum-yew.
I KILLED, OR AT LEAST MAIMED, ITS UPRIGHT COUSIN. TWICE. But the prostrate-growing Japanese plum yew, Cephalotaxus harringtoniana ‘Prostrata,’ just [read more…]
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It looks very happy in your garden Margaret...
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Just re-read Elisabeth Tova Bailey's powerful little book and bought a couple of copies to share. 
IT WAS NO ORDINARY SNAIL; far larger than any familiar native species in my cold zone, and obviously out of [read more…]
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I loved this book.
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Looks hot, but it's not!
THREE HABANEROS rank on New Mexico State University’s top-10 hottest chiles roster. But what happens when you take the heat [read more…]
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Resist the impulse to start too soon...calculate the right dates for sll oyu vegetables, flowers, herbs.
When to start vegetable, herb and flower seed, indoors and in the garden
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Well, this is hugely helpful.
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Do you Ebird, counting the birds you see and sharing your data? My recent counts and how to join.
I’LL TELL YOU MINE, if you tell me yours–and then how about we all tell eBird.org (or Project Feederwatch, or [read more…]
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More music, to accompany a rant on why I keep on gardening (even though my original pair of boots has finally given up the ghost).
THIS AS YOU probably know is not Garden Rant dot com–that’s another website altogether, one run by a whole group [read more…]
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Finally! A book to replace the 1989 go-to on my shelf.
I’VE BEEN TAKING the same perennial reference book off the shelf for 25ish years—even though in many cases, the same [read more…]
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Dan Bussey of Seed Savers is lively, expert and he'll even custom-graft you an apple tree from the historic collection.
DAN BUSSEY has been called “the James Audubon of apples” for his decades-long dedication to seek out and identify more, [read more…]
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Glad every morning and evening when I see the deer browsing in the woods that they are on the OTHER side of the fence.
I GARDENED WITH THE DEER FOR NEARLY A DECADE, and then I said no more. I’d sprayed, sachet-ed, blood-mealed and [read more…]
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I (reluctantly) have to build a deer fence this year after years of deer-free gardening :-/. Thanks for the great article.
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A pepper for every use (from seed handed down from all over the world). 
SOMEWHERE LIKE MEXICO might come to mind first, if the question asked is about the places that peppers originate from. [read more…]
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Trying to resist binge-shopping on seeds over here by doing my leftovers inventory first!
NO WONDER I AM CONFUSED ABOUT how long seed lasts; every expert has a slightly different take on the matter, [read more…]
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Cooking T'giving dinner, yes, but also cooking up more sustenance for wildlife by turning dead/dying trees into SNAGS, not removing them.
SNAG. Not as in my pantyhose, which I haven’t worn since departing the corporate world seven years back for an [read more…]
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