Do I Dare Speak of Fall Mums in Spring? Practical Gardening

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Writing about hardy mums in the spring may seem like an oxymoron. Let me explain. For years I’d listened to homeowners say what bad luck they had growing perennial chrysanthemums. They’d plant the big showy mums every fall and rarely found that they survived the winter and grew the following year. Tired of failing, they’d [Read More...]

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A Muddy Situation

I was walking a river path in the northern third of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. My rubber half-boots made sucking sounds when, avoiding puddles, I walked on the soggy chartreuse grass. The thaw had left the ground and spring rains melted the earth. It was mud season. Near the end of my trek, on the low [Read More...]

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Dappled Things

I am hungry for spring, for the scent of black loamy soil, for the sight of yellow-green tips of hardy bulbs, for the return of determined blue-birds and argumentative red-winged blackbirds. I long to feel the warmth from sunlight on the smooth bark of poplars and willows, to draw down the tips of budding trees [Read More...]

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