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2009-02-04 :: megan // Gardens + Plants
Winter interest in New York

I’ve heard talk, but I’ve never seen espaliered witch hazels before. This was at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, by the entrance on the Prospect Park side. It has a nice austere, sculptural quality bare like this, but I bet it’s lovely in bloom, too. It should be blooming any time now, I would think, but [...]

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2008-10-29 :: megan // Nurseries + Plants
Nursery walkthrough

We had breakfast last Sunday at Bread and Ink on Hawthorne. Justin was a little sick, so I couldn’t be dragging him all around, but since we were in the neighborhood, I wanted to swing by Portland Nursery, just to grab some information about greenhouses, since I have acquired a bunch of non-hardy plants this [...]

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2008-10-24 :: megan // Plants
This one is confused

About a month ago, I was watching one of the better, non-gimmicky gardening shows on TV, Gardener’s Diary, and someone out-plant-snobbed me. I turn my nose up at plenty of flowers, but when a plant addict talked about falling out of love with her witch hazels, and replacing them with something she considered more inspired, [...]

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2008-09-29 :: megan // Plants
The first of the fall moves

Before the weather got all 90 degrees on us this weekend, I got to a few of my planting chores, but I still have enough of a backup of unplanted things from last weekend’s HPSO plant sale that I skipped this weekend’s Berry Botanical Garden plant sale. I’m grounding myself from buying anything more until [...]

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