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Lynette L. Walther is the recipient of the National Garden Bureau's Exemplary Journalism Award and the Florida Magazine Association’s Silver Award of Writing Excellence. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, and she gardens in Camden.

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    September 15, 2021

    How we won the battle against insects, and lost the war

    Lynette L. Walther is the GardenComm Gold medal winner for writing and a five-time recipient of the GardenComm Silver Medal of Achievement, the National Garden Bureau’s Exemplary Journalism Award. She is a member of GardenComm and the National Garden Bureau. Her gardens are in Camden.

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    September 2, 2021

    Spring-flowering bulbs are on our minds now

    Lynette L. Walther is the GardenComm Gold medal winner for writing and a five-time recipient of the GardenComm Silver Medal of Achievement, the National Garden Bureau’s Exemplary Journalism Award. She is a member of GardenComm and the National Garden Bureau. Her gardens are in Camden.

  • Published
    August 19, 2021

    Cucumbers for the coolest summer treat

    Lynette L. Walther is the GardenComm Gold medal winner for writing and a five-time recipient of the GardenComm Silver Medal of Achievement, the National Garden Bureau’s Exemplary Journalism Award. She is a member of GardenComm and the National Garden Bureau. Her gardens are in Camden.

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    August 5, 2021

    It’s time to rack the garlic

    It seems as if it was only a few weeks ago that we trimmed the scapes off the growing garlic. Removing the scapes, or bloom buds from the garlic, allowed the plant to use its energy to create larger bulbs, rather than use it to produce flowers.

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    July 22, 2021

    ‘Hot’ plants that can take the heat

    Heat can be an issue when it comes to garden plants.

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    July 8, 2021

    Garden crops for the long haul

    This past winter was moderate enough that most of my kale survived. Kale is a biennial, meaning that for its first growing season it produces only foliage.

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    June 10, 2021

    Ignoring history…

    That sage quote about being doomed to repeat mistakes when we ignore history can also apply to gardens. Yes, when it comes to growing things, we often do learn as much from our mistakes and disasters as we do from our successes. But so too we can get caught up in the business of the season, setting up and planting our gardens, that we sometimes lose track of the importance of history — even our own garden’s …

  • Published
    May 27, 2021

    Hydrangea questions answered

    Hydrangeas are well on their way emerging from hibernation and some — especially the H. arborescens such as the popular Incrediball hydrangeas are showing some troubling signs. A tiny caterpillar, appropriately called a leaf tier, has been busy stitching together the emerging foliage of these and some other hydrangea varieties. According to C.L. Fornari “This little worm, Olethreutes ferriferana, ties leaves …

  • Published
    May 27, 2021

    Hydrangea questions answered

    Hydrangeas are well on their way emerging from hibernation and some — especially the H. arborescens such as the popular Incrediball hydrangeas are showing some troubling signs. A tiny caterpillar, appropriately called a leaf tier, has been busy stitching together the emerging foliage of these and some other hydrangea varieties. According to C.L. Fornari “This little worm, Olethreutes ferriferana, ties leaves …

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    May 13, 2021

    The garden drama and curb appeal of hardy hibiscus

    Hardy hibiscus is a one-way ticket to the tropics, without ever leaving home. This featured flowering shrub of the year of the National Garden Bureau, is packed with flair and color, and now you can grow your own from seed. Native Hardy Hibiscus are deciduous shrubs that are perennial in Zones 4-9. They are comprised of the species moscheutos and of cultivars of the species syriacus. H. moscheutos is native to …

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