11/12/17 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS | Here’s the window box, as close up as I could manage.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS | Here’s the window box, as close up as I could manage.

And so the season draws to a close with enormous amounts of rain, really surprising downpours. This is exceptionally good for our evergreens, sending them into dormancy with their needles full of water, just as we would have wished. It continues to be unseasonably warm and many perennials look like they’re going to re-bloom any minute, but, of course, they’re not. (more…)

04/01/16 10:00am
Succulents displayed on the author's shelves.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Succulents displayed on the author’s shelves.

Last fall, I spent a lot of time composing that farewell letter to all of you, my fellow gardeners. Now you see I can’t be trusted. I’ll be writing a column every fourth week for the season, which means we can’t do the same old, same old, in which I harry, instruct, insist and otherwise make a nuisance of myself telling you what to do and when. We’ll have to do something different. (more…)