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Growing Wisdom
November garden and houseplant care
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:21:20

November is not a month one typically thinks of for gardening, but there is still plenty to do in the yard. Leaf clean-up is one of the most important chores to undertake during this month. I get asked the question about whether to let...

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Fall foliage coming on stronger and it's time to bring houseplants back inside
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:46:03

Columbus Day weekend mark’s the middle of meteorological fall. It’s the point where the days really do constantly start turning colder and the nights become more and more likely to bring a frost. This means the foliage is coming on str...

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Ornamental kales and cabbages are perfect for fall color
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:13:05


Although this particular fall has been warm thus far, we will eventually see colder weather and a frost and freeze. This means many of the annual plants will be killed and the perennials will go dormant. This doesn’t mean your gar...

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Weather Wisdom
At -9 degrees, it's the coldest morning in Boston since 1957
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:25:36

The last time Bostonians awoke to a morning this cold, the year was 1957 and weather satellites didn't even exist yet. For that matter, Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, wouldn't go into space until the fall of that year....

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Arctic air has arrived, now it's just a matter of exactly how cold it gets
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:26:20

As of 8 p.m this evening the zero degree line has pushed just about to the coastline. Wind chill readings are running 10 to 20 below zero and continuing to fall. This is going to be one of the coldest feeling nights in many years and a...

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This Valentine's Day will likely be the coldest one since 1979
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:30:09

Pure arctic air is on the way for the weekend, and if you're among those who aren't looking forward to it, at least I can say it won't last very long.

But there are some, ahem, cool things we can check out when it comes...

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