Author: Mary Vargo

Saving Seeds from Dahlias

Did you know dahlias can be grown from seed? Many gardeners are only familiar with growing dahlias from tubers. Still, growing dahlias from seed is how new varieties are first created. Then they are...

Corn Poppies

Corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) are charming little darlings whom I let mischievously wander around my garden from season to season, deciding upon a new piece of real estate to make their home. Their...

Growing Health

Gardening and health are intrinsically linked. In order to eat healthy, we must first grow healthy foods. Working in the yard or the garden can provide us with physical activity. And, of course, the...

Spring Is Here, And So Are My Anemones

Anemone coronaria is not your stereotypical spring-blooming face that you see around here. It originated in the Mediterranean regions, and its Greek-origin name is a reference to the wind – hence...

Boxwood Bronzing Blues

Even boxwoods get the winter blues, bronzing blues, that is. Boxwoods (Buxus spp.) are broadleaf evergreen plants that boldly retain their foliage in the winter months, unlike deciduous plants that...

Maple Flowers

While most deciduous trees are bare and seem lifeless, red maple (Acer rubrum) illuminates the gray January landscape. Glimmering hazy red to yellow-orange flowers appear to float amid the bare and...

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