Tag Archives: Christa Watters

The Long View – Meditations on Gardening

Fall Reckoning for the Gardener 

Fall is the time to tally up the results of our gardening year. We plan, we plant, we weed, prune, maintain. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Life happens, and sometimes we don’t attend to all the chores we meant to do. Continue reading

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High Summer at Simpson Gardens

By Master Gardener Christa Watters for the Simpson Crew We’ve survived a long siege of fairly relentless heat this summer as July brought day after day of 90-degrees and higher, with humidity also pushing the limits. Some plants love the … Continue reading

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June at Simpson Gardens

By Master Gardener Christa Watters for the Simpson Crew Each of Simpson’s many and various garden beds has its special time for looking wonderful. One of my favorite plants this time of year is a smallish tree that grows near … Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day – May 9 and 10

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener The migration of birds northward peaks in April and May, and we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day May 9 and 10. Initiated in 2006 and administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, it … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The End of Fall)

By Christa Watters One day the tulip magnolia next to my front door is still green – leaves fringed with yellow, spotted with brown here and there, yes, but basically still green, and on waking the next morning I see it still … Continue reading

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Alice C. Nicolson, Master Gardener Emeritus

Reprinted from the MGNV Special Garden Newsletter May-June 2012. Alice was a planner and founder of the Shade Garden, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.By Christa WattersUpdated by Elaine Mills Alice Nicolson has been a master gardener since … Continue reading

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