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Banking Summer

“Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.” —Anne Wareham more »

Oct 22, 2015 11:28 AM Mountain Garden

Ginny Neil

Saving Seeds

Inheritance is bountiful when it comes to heirloom seeds that can be passed down the generations. more »

Aug 17, 2015 4:48 PM Mountain Garden

Ginny Neil

The Short-Corn Thief

“When God blesses the harvest, there is enough for the thief as well as the gardener.” –Polish Proverb more »

Jun 23, 2015 3:34 PM Mountain Garden

Ginny Neil

My Black Thumb

"My garden is my favorite teacher." -Betsy Cañas Garmon more »

Apr 14, 2015 4:47 PM Mountain Garden

Elizabeth Hunter

Thinking Like A Tree

When you plant, think like the species of tree you’re putting into a hole, and about its future there. more »

Feb 23, 2015 1:48 PM Mountain Garden

Elizabeth Hunter

Are The Yellows Mellow? Some, Not All

The color has life throughout the growing year, and beyond. more »

Jan 7, 2015 2:49 PM Mountain Garden

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Going to Seed

The magic of seeds goes beyond their amazing numbers and viability. They’re also, in many cases, simply beautiful. more »

Oct 15, 2014 4:43 PM Mountain Garden

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Flexibility Pays Dividends

In what might be called the “garden whisperer” approach, there’s much to be said for letting the plants have a role in the plans. more »

Aug 14, 2014 8:58 AM Mountain Garden

Castor Oil Plant

Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Holy Moly! It’s a Castor Oil Plant

The plant’s poisonous seeds don’t preclude growing “something out of maurice sendak’s imagination.” more »

Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Garden


Elizabeth Hunter

Mountain Garden: Irresistable Irises

Easy to grow, easy to keep and easy to look at, bearded irises have a long history of beauty. more »

Apr 17, 2014 10:04 AM Mountain Garden 2 Comments

25 Garden Tips for July-October

From assessing (don’t plant too closely) to zucchini (don’t let them get as big as ball bats), here’s how to grow better. more »

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Restoring a Neglected Flower Garden: Learning from Mistakes

Two butterfly gardening neophytes pass on six valuable lessons drawn from experience. more »

May 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

First Taste of Spring

Ramps are first. Then morels, followed by asparagus. Here’s how to take gustatory advantage of the early trio. more »

Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden