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Dream Sequence

A Great Garden’s Lessons

Keep the Author Up at Night

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2004


Taking the Green Transit

The First Seasonal Plant Search

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2005


Southtowns Shuffle

Our Intrepid Shopper Takes on New Territory

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2006


East is Eden

A Shopping Spree in Rochester’s Eastern Suburbs

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2008


Cheap Seeds Online

How to save money & get exactly what you want

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2009


On the road again

In a continuing series, our intrepid reporter

digs up more around Rochester

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2009


Unexpected History

Along the road to horticultural hot spots

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2010


Let it Rain

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2010


Lazy Days in the Southern Tier

Shopping in and around Ellicottville

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2011


Elicit emotions with Tulips

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2011


Fifteen Ethereal Ferns for Every Garden

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2012



Growing the Green

Buckle up & visit greenhouses just east of Buffalo

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2012


Bring on the Summer Heat

with Ornamental Peppers

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

July-August 2012


Impatiens –

Opportunity or Impasse

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2013


A Riot of Rudbeckias

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

May-June 2013


The scenic trek to ornamentals & edibles

In the hills & valleys of the southtowns

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2014


The garden beneath

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2014



Unearthing your vertical garden

Upstate Gardeners’ Journal

March-April 2015