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WHAT I AM ORDERING FOR SEEDS THIS YEAR
The lily of the valley that I dug and potted in October is now in full bloom, and oh so fragrant. Hyacinths and nice, but lily of the valley takes ones mind deep into mid-May, and with snow as deep as it is around here in the Boston area, it really helps on...
The lily of the valley that I dug and potted in October is now in full bloom, and oh so fragrant. Hyacinths and nice, but lily of the valley takes ones mind deep into mid-May, and with snow as deep as it is around here in the...
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MY 2014 PROJECTS - A POST MORTEM
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia trial. There were more failures...
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia...
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MY 2014 GARDEN PROJECTS - A RECAP
A cutting garden of just zinnias from directly seed sown outdoors not he 4th of July -excelled - expect more this year There were more failures than successes with my special garden projects last year, which I am discovering as I work on my 2015 list. If yo...
A cutting garden of just zinnias from directly seed sown outdoors not he 4th of July -excelled - expect more this year There were more failures than successes with my special garden projects last year, which I am discoveri...
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FORCING LESSER BULBS FOR A FLOWER SHOW
 Even just 5 bulbs of Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin' makes a scene. Bred in the 1960's it's a cross between two rarer small iris, I. winogradowii and I. histriodes, both delightful choices to force if one dares to risk ruining their bulbs ( I prefer them in the g...
 Even just 5 bulbs of Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin' makes a scene. Bred in the 1960's it's a cross between two rarer small iris, I. winogradowii and I. histriodes, both delightful choices to force if one dares to risk ruining thei...
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ATTENTION PEOPLE OF SNOWY EARTH - THE DAHLIA IS BACK (AND ALMOST SOLD OUT)
THE DAHLIA IS AMERICA'S NEW SWEETHEART (AGAIN). MY ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT SEEMS ALL OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VARIETIES ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT! Really, the new dahlia rage shouldn't be a surprise at all -  the signs were everywhere. Farm stands and hip farmers m...
THE DAHLIA IS AMERICA'S NEW SWEETHEART (AGAIN). MY ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT SEEMS ALL OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VARIETIES ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT! Really, the new dahlia rage shouldn't be a surprise at all -  the signs were everyw...
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A WINTER DAY AT TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN - FLORA IN WINTER
It seems as if every time I visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden near me in Boylston, MA, I am surprised lately - and this past Saturday has again, surprised me - so many events all happening at once - there was hardly any parking ( and it wasn't just because of...
It seems as if every time I visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden near me in Boylston, MA, I am surprised lately - and this past Saturday has again, surprised me - so many events all happening at once - there was hardly any parking...
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MY 2014 PROJECTS - A POST MORTEM
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia trial. There were more failures...
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia...
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MY 2014 PROJECTS - A POST MORTEM
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia trial. There were more failures...
I've decided that zinnias, when sown directly into the soil in early July, not only catch up to seedlings raised indoors, but they excel in strength and vigor. This year, I will be trying many other types in a complete zinnia...
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SUFFERING FROM ICE DAMS? HYACINTH THERAPY CAN HELP.
It's a feeling one gets when you are bundled up, your face hurts from the frigid wind but your eyes glimpse a site - and for whatever reason, you mind pauses. No, its not the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue nor a cool must-have winter coat in...
It's a feeling one gets when you are bundled up, your face hurts from the frigid wind but your eyes glimpse a site - and for whatever reason, you mind pauses. No, its not the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue nor...
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OUR LONG WEEK AT THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW
A bit off topic here, I know - - but as many of you are dog lovers, I thought that I might share our week in New York City attending the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Meet the Breeds event held this weekend.  Not only was our male Irish Terrier invit...
A bit off topic here, I know - - but as many of you are dog lovers, I thought that I might share our week in New York City attending the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Meet the Breeds event held this weekend.  Not only ...
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EVERYTHING IN MODERATION; EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO AMARYLLIS
IF  HALLMARK WANTED TO  COMMERCIALIZE ON GROUNDHOGS DAY, SURELY THE AMARYLLIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - THE AMARYLLIS ALREADY OWNS FEBRUARY. With six more weeks of winter left to enjoy according to Punxsutawney Phil , I think that many of us...
IF  HALLMARK WANTED TO  COMMERCIALIZE ON GROUNDHOGS DAY, SURELY THE AMARYLLIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - THE AMARYLLIS ALREADY OWNS FEBRUARY. With six more weeks of winter left to enjoy according to Punxsutawne...
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Am I a bad person for telling you the crocus and reticulatated irises are in bloom here in Central Arkansas with the early daffodils not far behind. * evil grin *
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SPRING ON DEMAND - WHEN FORCING BULBS AND PLANTS, IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING
A FRAGRANT SARCOCOCCA HOOKERIANA BLOOMS IN THE GREENHOUSE - AN EARLY BLOOMER, THIS ZONE 7 SHRUB BLOOMS IN A COOL GREENHOUSE OR PORCH WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL CARE.  KNOWN AS THE  HIMALAYAN SWEET BOX, IF I LIVED IN OREGON OR NORTH CAROLINA I COULD GROW THIS OU...
A FRAGRANT SARCOCOCCA HOOKERIANA BLOOMS IN THE GREENHOUSE - AN EARLY BLOOMER, THIS ZONE 7 SHRUB BLOOMS IN A COOL GREENHOUSE OR PORCH WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL CARE.  KNOWN AS THE  HIMALAYAN SWEET BOX, IF I LIVED IN OREGON OR NOR...
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Plantsman, author, plant collector, graphic designer and visual design/branding consultant
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Visual Design, Graphic design, Branding, UX, Director or Visual Design at Hasbro
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    Director /Visual Design at Hasbro, UX, Graphic Design and creative management. Also, influencial garden blogger.
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Plantsman, Author, Blogger and Designer
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Author, Plant Explorer, Plant Collector and Garden Blogger / Professionally - Creative Director,Futurist and Visual Designer for Hasbro.
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Author of GROWING WITH PLANTS, a top 10 garden blog author popular with both plant collectors and creative people, and BEYOND TREND - HOW TO INNOVATE IN AN OVER-DESIGNED WORLD, published by HOW Media.
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  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
    BFA, 1983
  • Unity College
    Environmental Science, 1980
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