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Trees for the Future

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" For those of you who follow my column, I am picking up where I left off last month. During a tribute to Bob Dylan at the 1997 Kennedy Center Honors, Bruce Springsteen spoke of the meaning of this titled article, a...

Ginkolicious

     This past October was a very exciting month for me. There is no denying that my favorite tree is Ginkgo. The obvious answers as to why would be its perseverance over time, remarkable yellow fall color, deeply furrowed bark and its unique fan-like foliage....

Autumn at Wave Hill

Just over the George Washington Bridge and up the Henry Hudson Parkway a few exits is one of the most beautiful public gardens around. Wave Hill has long been a favorite, particularly in the autumn, because of its location. Often I talk about how I...

GFS

       Despite the fact that many judge our beautiful “Garden State” by their arrival into Newark Airport, New Jersey has many great hidden treasures. One particular gem tucked away in Hamilton, New Jersey is the Grounds For Sculpture (GFS). A 42-acre property founded by Seward...

This Is How You Do It!

       Pat Cullina, past Vice President of Horticulture and Science at Brooklyn Botanic Garden once said, “Mulch is not a groundcover!” Truer words were never spoken. I heard him utter these words at a talk he gave, last year, at Pleasant Run Nursery. What was...

Nature, Negligence & Negotiations

“To be considered a good gardener you have to have killed some plants along the way. I have killed lots of them” Dr. Michael Dirr. Dr. Dirr spoke these words at a lecture earlier this year in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Michael Dirr has earned...

Ninebark

       By my count this is my 100th article I have written for The Gardener News. Having written about so many plants and their wonderful attributes I thought, for this month, I would write about a plant that has flowers, fruit, outstanding foliage and interesting...

Garden Splendor®

       Whether you like it or not, we live in a branded society! Brands like Polo Ralph Lauren®, Gap®, Apple, Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, Mercedes-Benz®, BMW and Rolex are all companies we can relate to. Their names alone conjure up thoughts of quality and trust. In the...

“Gardening For The Future”

       This past winter I attended numerous trade shows, garden talks, private gardens, educational seminars and horticultural symposiums. And all the while I knew that the last one on my list, for this past winter, was going to be spectacular. Month’s prior, I had registered...

Catch My Drift

    For years many gardeners have known about The Knock Out Family of Roses series. Roses that are repeat-bloomers, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance free. And while I agree with all that is said here, the gripe that comes our way, at our garden...