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Summer Garden Flowers

So often we see flowers and branches in our yards, from Spirea, Tulips and Daffodils in the spring to bittersweet branches, Marigolds, Salvia and Asters in the fall and don’t think of bringing a few to the table to brighten … Continue reading

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Fascination

The longer I am involved in flowers and horticulture, the more fascinating it becomes. Every time I turn around there is something new, something that I never realized, a story buried in a book, a writer who had something to … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Edible Flowers

I love March. It is time for all the seed catalogs to arrive and as I go from store to store I marvel at all the beautiful packets of seeds. I want to go out and clear some snow and … Continue reading

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Deep Roots

Cosentino’s Florist in Auburn celebrates 80 years in the community by GREG MASON | GREG.MASON@LEE.NET Cosentino’s Florist is celebrating its 80th anniversary of service to the Auburn community this year. For owner Carmen Cosentino, who took ownership of the Dunning … Continue reading

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Fancy Geraniums

When I say the word geranium, what comes to mind? Probably those huge plants we have in hanging baskets on the porch or patio all summer long or the plants that we set out at the cemetery last Memorial day. … Continue reading

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An Easy House Plant

Want an easy house plant? Like orchids? Orchids are the largest of all the plant families: more species and more genera than any other plant. They are distributed, not just in the tropics, but world wide. How do you select … Continue reading

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Quick, Before They Freeze!

Yes, the heavy frosts are coming. It won’t be long. So now is the time to get out into the garden and salvage a couple of those beautiful geraniums for some winter enjoyment or to save some for next spring. … Continue reading

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Autumn Time

Autumn is not, by any stretch of the imagination, my favorite season. There is too much to do before winter snows arrive. And, all there is to look forward to be falling leaves, snow to shovel, icicles to knock down … Continue reading

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The Stately Glad

Can a summer pass without your enjoying the beautiful gladiolus at least a half-dozen times? No flower is more masculine than a bold, tall red spike, or more delicate than the lovely, small flowered pink Friendship variety. Few other bulb … Continue reading

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Delphinium, the Queen of the Border

The Delphinium is and always has been the Queen of the Border, the back border in any perennial flower bed planting. They are stately, magnificent and beautiful. They are easy to grow; all they need is a loose soil, lots … Continue reading

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