Garden Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries, Ask Mary Stone, New Jersey Garden blog
a golden retriever looking over pots Ovewintering in a garage

Overwintering Potted Gardens

Hello fellow readers, With the recent below-freezing temperatures, my garden ghost routine of covering pots with sheets to keep them from freezing has begun. Admittedly it’s silly as acceptance that the growing season is over will eventually set in; about when I grow weary of th
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Goldenrod in the wild

Goldenrod’s bad reputation

Hello fellow readers, Goldenrod’s bad reputation is hard to turn around! Sandy from Sparta questioned a recommendation to add Solidago to her fall garden.  The common name is Goldenrod, after all, and doesn’t it cause allergies? The actual offender is Ragweed (Ambrosia ) which g
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