Grafted tomatoes: BUSTED!

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Back in April, I had high hopes for grafted tomatoes, touted by Burpee and others for their winning combination of heirloom fruit (great taste)... Read more

Goldenrod and "the last chance cafe"

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I asked Mike Weilbacher, head of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Roxborough, to join me in the meadow at Morris Arboretum... Read more

It's great, unless there's an earthquake

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This is a scene from a fantastic market in Berkeley, CA., earlier this summer. Bins of heirloom tomatoes, buckets of sunflowers, and more beautiful... Read more

Navigating a slippery slope in the garden

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I used to hate this! Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis paniculata or terniflora) used to make me crazy. It would form a virtual helmet over some... Read more

The eggplant was a wash and other horror stories

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Vacation is a wonderful thing. Two weeks of a first-ever "stay-cation" turned out to be lots of fun and very restful. I got to enjoy my garden... Read more

Chanticleer on a clear day

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Chanticleer any day is a treat, but it was especially so today. The morning was sunny, clear, cool. I wore a fleece, for heaven's sake. The... Read more

A bummer of a summer for tomatoes

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Good grief, has anyone had a decent crop of tomatoes this summer? Heard from a friend this morning who is the most skillful grower I know of... Read more

Hope of the Harvest, a charitable garden

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This is Zach Gihorski, 25, a graduate of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown and the force behind the school's Hope of the Harvest garden... Read more