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Catherine Dougherty
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Syndicated garden columnist and essayist...
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Magical Mistletoe
Mistletoe is traditionally used at Christmas and has a long and
colorful history including myth and medicinal remedies. It may be seen in
various leafless trees... bright and thriving throughout the winter months. All Mistletoe plants are parasitic, meaning...
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Forcing Paper Wite Narcissus for the Holidays
  Ten Days... time for a shot of Gin The days seem to be passing
rather quickly and with the arrival of Thanksgiving it is   time to ‘force’ some bulbs for Christmas. For
those unfamiliar with the process, ‘forcing’ is the method by which a bulb is
planted ...
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Feed the Birds!
The weather has proven challenging to say the least with
surprising temperature plunges. As the winter deepens, feeding the birds
becomes serious business for without our help, many may not survive the
freezing temperature plunges. True bird aficionados fee...
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Fall Observations
Pansies and Maple Leaves   The weekend was delightful arriving with days of pure outdoor pleasure.
The sky was a gorgeous azure with billowing white clouds slowly drifting as the
calls of the crows could be heard in the distance. The sound of the Canadian
g...
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Halloween and Samhain
Sunday was the epitome of Autumn perfection.
Basking in the joyous glow of warm sunshine, enjoying the serenity the Fall
season offers, one could truly relax after the hurried pace of the summer
garden. With the exquisite feel of Sunday, it is not odd that ...
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Poisonous Caterpillars
As we
all know, the garden is not only full of wonder and beauty, but it is also contains
a world of danger. Stinging insects or poisonous plants that may irritate the
skin are present but few realize there are a number of caterpillars that are
extremely to...
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Poisonous Caterpillars
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Fall is a Favorite Season
We had very unusual weather all summer with
occasional cool spells which reminded one of New England. Quite suddenly Fall
is upon us ushering in all of the beauty Mother Nature has saved for last.     This is the season most favored by many gardeners becaus...
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Ragweed Season Reaching a Zenith
  With the rains, our country side has once again greened and in
spite of extremely hot and humid afternoons, the morning has contributed balmy
conditions.   Everyone has emerged from
summer heat-hibernation and gardening, walking, and morning coffee or tea...
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Wasp World
For most of the summer we have indulged in candid
observation of the paper wasps who decided to make colonies on the underside of
the awnings. They are called paper wasps for the paper-like construction of
their nests which consists of small cubicles (or nu...
Wasp World
Wasp World
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