5/20/16: In the garden this week

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This shade garden is resplendent with columbine and native geraniums in spring and will rebloom with shade asters in fall.

Absolutely no time to write a regular weekly wrap-up: Now that I’ve planted my clients’ gardens, I’ve got to get my own shrubs in the ground. Suffice it to say that the weather is finally turning warm enough for planting of tender crops such as tomatoes and basil. And please check out my latest Backyard Environmentalist column on the northjersey.com website.

Get those plants in the ground! It’s going to rain this weekend–try to plant right ahead of the rain. Your plants will thank you.

Enjoy the garden this week.

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In the days when I had time for the vegetable garden, I was harvesting spring greens and peas in late May. This picture was taken on May 31, 2013. Now the plot is mostly devoted to rhubarb, parsley, mint, and basil.

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