Category Archives: Longwood Gardens

Longwood Garden’s Fire Pits

What’s not to love about a fire pit on a cold, winter night?  Even John McEnroe once praised the tennis umpires as “The pits of the world!” (Or did I misunderstand?) I love outdoor fire pits, and when Longwood Gardens … Continue reading

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I Shudda Been Named “Saquon”

Saquon Barkley is Penn State’s talented running back. With a name like “Saquon,” of course he would grow up to be a running back. My name is “Roger.” What chance would I ever have? That’s why I did not try … Continue reading

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Visiting Longwood

I recently visited Longwood Gardens to explore on my own some of the newly-renovated areas I was too busy to see while volunteering. As part of my rounds, I stopped in to visit the staff member who is in charge … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel

Let me be clear from the start—I know almost nothing about plants. The little I do know comes from spotty observation, but my knowledge is paper-thin.  Those who know me would laugh at any of my attempts to sound scholarly … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens Maps

I often see visitors puzzling over the maps of the grounds given out by Longwood Gardens. The maps are in various languages, both European and Asian, but visitors still puzzle over them. When I approach to help, their first question … Continue reading

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I Love Air Dancers

The Pep Boys store only about a block away on Concord Pike has an air dancer, and I have to laugh each time I see it, waving its arms and flopping forward and back.  I wanted to learn more about … Continue reading

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The Wiggle Hoe

I can’t imagine gardening without the wiggle hoe, but I am publicizing it here because many experienced gardeners never heard of it. (Lowe’s lists it as an action hoe, so be aware of name variations. The one shown here is … Continue reading

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