EXTRA-SPECIAL ECHINACEA PLANTS

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Blood orange coneflowers? Could it be the best news of the season for US gardners in Zones 4 – 9? I do believe so! Created by botanist Jim Ault, PhD (of the Chicago Botanic Garden) after seven years of development, these breakthrough blossoms—sure to be making a splashing debut in gardens across the country—are a hybrid of two strains … Read more

PUERTO RICO!

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While the many soujourns visiting family in Jersey this year have physically gotten us out of town, calling them “vacations” pushes the boundaries of the word. After dilly-dallying about what to do with our first mutual spring break in four years, I finally convinced Chris that there’s more to do than lay on the sand … Read more

GARNET AND JADE KNOT NECKLACE

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I guess I’m all about picking up half-finished projects lately. I was cleaning out one of the bins in my bathroom cabinet and found this necklace I started about a year ago. It was my first foray into knotted necklaces, and it was begun with no guidance on how to tie properly other than 26 … Read more