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Green Acre #213: Calla Lilies? Maybe.

A concatenation of calla lilies. / iStock photo. THE PRINCE has scattered three clumps of calla lilies behind the anemones. At least I hope they’re calla lilies. I’ve always wanted to waltz into the garden in something swish, wave a martini about and say, “The calla lilies are in bloom again.” Katharine Hepburn. Stage Door. [...]

September 30, 2020

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Green Acre #212: Falling for (Fall) Anemones

A delicate standout in the autumn garden.

September 23, 2020

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Green Acre #212: Loving Liriope

Green stuff that won’t make you see red.

September 9, 2020

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Green Acre #211: Happy Quarantine Birthday

LittleBird Stephanie’s sister Jeanie obviously knows how to celebrate a birthday.

September 2, 2020

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Green Acre #210: Real Squirrels and Fake Geraniums

“Stephanie Gardens” to the rescue . . .

August 26, 2020

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Green Acre #209: Inspirations From the Wild

Henry Mitchell thought Versailles’ gardens looked “stingy.” Here’s the opposite.

August 19, 2020

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Green Acre: #208: Lei-ing Low in DC

Yet another tropical try.

August 12, 2020

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Green Acre #207: Needy Veggies, Wimpy Herbs and a Floppy Hydrangea

Dear ‘Stephanie Gardens’ . . .

August 5, 2020

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Green Acre #206: The Terminator Returns

Rocky’s revival means an un-fishy pond . . . again.

July 29, 2020

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Green Acre #205: Spider Mites, Pinching and Pretty Killers

‘Stephanie Gardens’ tackles your plant questions . . . in her own quirky way.

July 22, 2020

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Green Acre #204: Bitter(s) Gardens

How the sweet smell of Seville led to “growing” a superior cocktail.

July 15, 2020

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Green Acre #203: Rose Is a Rose Is a . . . Garden

‘Tis the season of the pandemic quick fix.

July 8, 2020

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Not-Very-Green Acre: I Confess

Experience cannot help a gardener who’s determined to remain a rookie.

July 2, 2020

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Green Acre #202: Made for the Shade

Flowers failing you? These colorful patio umbrellas won’t.

June 24, 2020

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Green Acre #201: Her Garden Makes Scents

Jasmine, check. Mock orange, check. Now, if only the gardenia will cooperate.

June 17, 2020

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Green Acre #200: Everybody Into the Pool

Okay, maybe just me.

June 10, 2020

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Green Acre #199: We All Need a Porch Now

It’s always the right time to enjoy our best things, our best life.

June 3, 2020

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Green Acre #198: The Moving of the Plants

Last weekend the “country garden” became the “tropical garden.”

May 27, 2020

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