Sticker shock

Raise your hand if you enjoy spending up to half an hour removing adhesive stickers from ceramic pots. No hands up? What a surprise. I have upgraded my game a bit for ...

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joe gardener Goes Live!

For months I’d been dying to set my eyes on Joe Lamp’ls new website joegardener.com, hoping for a lot. It launched last week and at the risk of gushing, it includes everything ...

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Ask not for whom the lily beetle tolls

Keeping calm and carrying on under the shadow of the lily beetle Finally, they’re here. For at least 5 years, now, I have been hearing tales of destruction and dire prophecies from ...

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My Year in Garden Visits

Posting on New Year’s Day is my excuse to share photos of some gardens I visited in 2015, shots not previously shown here on Gardenandthegoodlife. First, the fabulous Garden Blogger Fling in ...

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A kinder, gentler parking lot

“Where are you going?” “I’m driving to Hamburg to look at a parking lot.” “Is it OK if I don’t go with you?” This marital exchange took place on a beautiful Saturday ...

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Wild means wild

Erythronium americanum image courtesy of Shutterstock The season is almost upon us here in Western New York. Snowdrops came and went in early February, though I see just a few late bloomers ...

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Mort Libby

“A driveway so daunting…” Beautiful in the snow. Scott Beuerlein returns with another Guest Rant and pays tribute to one of the good ones. Somewhere back in the late 80s, I decided ...

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