Lilies at the Webb Deane Stevens Gardens – True and Otherwise

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Gardeners, if asked about a plant with lily like blossoms, are apt to ask “Is this a true lily?” This question sounds rather medieval, harkening back to true knights and true quests but actually this question grows out of the … Continued

Heritage Roses in Bloom at the Stowe Center!

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by Beth Burgess The Stowe Center’s grounds in Hartford, Connecticut provide an oasis of beauty in a busy urban neighborhood, attracting tourists, students, and scholars from around the world to walk in the footsteps of the woman whose words changed … Continued

News About Hill-Stead Museum’s Pollinator Garden Project

Did you know that sheep will eat poison-ivy? Indeed they do, and the Hill-Stead sheep are getting ready to do their bit for gardening at Hill-Stead. Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington is famous for its Sunken Garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand, … Continued

Reflections on Early September Gardens at Webb Deane Stevens

Early September is the last of the transition periods in the garden. Summer is still in full display. The phlox are in outrageous bloom, the long trumpets of the Plantagenet hosta still perfume the garden, the summer annuals – cosmos … Continued

Seed Gathering – Late Summer in the Amy Cogswell Garden at Webb Deane Stevens

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The Amy Cogswell Garden at Webb Deane Stevens is rich in self sown flowers. Some have crept in from surrounding gardens and from acquired mulch but many are specified in the garden’s plan. One of the reseeding plants specified by Amy … Continued

Autumn 2015

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Thank you Rose Riley, Master Gardener at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum for this post.   The long, very hot, very dry summer is lingering into the first days of autumn.  Although the temperature has moderated, soil remains dry and plants … Continued

Fall Bulbs : BEWARE THE HYACINTH!

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Many thanks to Irene from Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater. (We’re glad you’re not still itching!) Fall announces her arrival in many ways… the changing color of the leaves, harvest festivals, pumpkin spice lattes and cool evenings… for me, … Continued

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