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  • Pomanders made of oranges and cloves and cinnamon sticks are popular holiday scents which come from plants and plant parts. Image from schwarte.co.uk.
    Have yourself a merry plant-scented Christmas

    The wonderful spicy and sweet scents that are so much a part of our...

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  • Proof that you can never have too many poinsettias! Bright white and pink poinsettias at Sara’s Garden and Nursery in Brockport would make stunning and appreciated gifts for the gardener on your list. Photo by Kristina Gabalski
    Gift ideas for gardeners

    It’s that time again to think about gift giving for the gardeners on your...

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  • Fall Invaders

    It’s an annual occurrence – the invasion of our homes every autumn by insects...

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  • My Sargent Crabapple managed to do well this year despite fungal disease issues in other crab trees. Its bright red fruit has been beautiful against golden foliage this autumn. Photo by Kristina Gabalski
    November in the Garden

    Like it or not, winter weather will be here anytime now. The good news...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Root for Root Crops

    I’ve been harvesting carrots for soup. Carrots are one of the last crops that...

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  • Cabbage

    “But always, to her, cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and porphyry....

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  • Bi-color Royal Jester daylilies put on an autumn show in the Colby-Pulver House historic daylily garden in Ogden. Photos by Kristina Gabalski.
    Delightful Daylilies

    I finally got a chance recently to visit the historic daylily garden at the...

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