Heirbloom Beans A Gift From Indians

Heirbloom Beans, what are they? Heirloom beans are the ones that our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers have been growing year after year here in New England. They have selected them over a long period of time to suit the climate and soil... Read More...

The Common Rock-Lichen… Our Oldest Plant

Many persons have exclaimed with delight over a brilliant patch of the little red-crested lichen, or British soldiers, growing on sterile soil, and have gathered it for dish-gardens and table decorations; or have noted the widely-spreading, grayish... Read More...

Now Is The Time To Visit Gardens

Despite all that may be said or that may be read, most of us learn by example rather than by precept. Visiting a garden is usually a most enjoyable occasion and very frequently a most profitable one, for the opportunity to make one’s own appraisal... Read More...

The Upstanding Lotus

The name LOTUS has many different meanings in various parts of the world. Poets speak of the “lotus eaters”; this plant is believed to be a jujube, possibly Zizyphus. Here in America, the word has been given to various water-lilies,... Read More...

July Garden Task To Be Completed

July brings the first long-awaited opportunities to sit back, in your porch rocker or lawn chair, and enjoy your garden’s rewards in beauty and flowers. With most chores completed, you may now concentrate on maintenance and watering. Enough... Read More...

July Tips for Northern Gardeners

The bloom pageant of early summer has now reached its peak. Soon the growth cycle that is initiated about midsummer will begin. Buds on trees, shrubs, vines and fruit trees will become vegetative (producing shoots) or fruitful (producing flowers).... Read More...

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