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4 January 2017  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Our Agave sisalana (Sisal Agave) is about to flower: it's sent up a stalk that is twenty feet and climbing, sideways anyway. We are undertaking a lot of 'training' to get this thing to flower without breaking the greenhouse glass. Come by to view, but please call first. Tuesdays and Thursdays are preferred. 

20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
October 30, 2015
Common Witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana
 
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20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
November 6, 2015
Fig and Anachronistic Daffodil
Ficus carica and Narcissus species
 
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20 November 2015  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week
November 13, 2015

Last of the Roses
Rosa x Charmian
 
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25 September 2014  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

  • Due to computer and email delivery problems, our weekly column has not been delivered to our faithful readers' in-boxes (unfaithful readers are grateful for this catastrophe). We are working to resolve this problem, meanwhile continuing to write and produce our classy columns. Please be patient. You will also notice that our Garden Clips videos continue to arrive in your mailboxes roughly once a week, with a very important "Opt Out" option. Thanks for viewing!

11 July 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

I realized over the course of the last few columns that I start out every one with a lament or description of the weather. This worn-out form of human interaction is next to useless for those readers in far climes, so I will self-edit this portion out of the process. The local weather conditions can be ascertained elsewhere. As for effects on plants and gardens (and gardeners): water what is dry, protect yourself from the sun and the heat and drink lots of liquids.

 

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5 July 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

July 5, 2013

Plantain-Lily

Hosta species

 

            Welcome to the New New England Summer, where it feels like the Delaware River Valley when I first moved there from Kentucky in the 1980’s. It’s like living in a plastic bag.  The heat and humidity are more intense every day, with very few breaks of nice clear low humidty sunny days. Fortunately we have a... Read more »

5 July 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

June 8, 2013

Kousa Dogwood

Cornus kousa

 

            We are having another one of those Junes: the cloudy days have outnumbered the sunny ones and, except for the last week of May, temperatures have been below the average means for those dates.  Meanwhile, tornadoes and severe storms rake across the Midwest and droughts and wildfires ravage the R... Read more »

5 July 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Number Liquid Sunshine

June 7, 2013

 

Fava Bean

Vicia faba

 

            First a couple of errata and mea culpae.  My well-educated and erudite correspondent from Arne Herbs (http://www.arneherbs.co.uk/) in Bristol, UK bemoaned the sad state of the education available at Yale. I quote here: “Slug….arthropod... Read more »

5 July 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

May 24, 2013

 

Blue-bean Shrub

Decaisnea fargesii

 

            After a couple of weeks away, much has changed. We broke the ‘drought’ that had me somewhat worried and are now in a rainy spell that has my lettuce patch somewhat worried. Given the choice between a slug of whiskey, a slug as in a bullet... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

May 8, 2013

 

Watering and

Elephant-eared Saxifrage

Bergenia cordifolia

 

            Despite the snowfall over the winter and the seemingly endless string of dreary days in February and March, we are seven inches behind our average in precipitation for New Haven so far this year, and that... Read more »

8 May 2013  |  Posted by Eric  |  Plant of the Week

Liquid Sunshine

April 23, 2013

 

Hally Jolivette Cherry

Prunus x ‘Hally Jolivette’

 

            Sometimes a really nice plant comes along and you are ready to enjoy it, like being ready for your uncle’s advice or your brother-in-law’s chili. It’s always good, but there are days when it is JUST THE THING. When I first s... Read more »