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Previous Columns
October Butterflies

Every fall in Cape May, there's a time when butterflies seem to fall out of the sky like confetti. Now's that time.
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June Gardens - a Bit Early

June is busting out all over and a lot earlier than usual.
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Bring Back the Hydrangea Queen!

Cape May, in early July, is filled with hydrangeas. And yes, that is a good thing.
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Flowering Dunes

There's nothing quite like a walk along the dune path at Higbee Beach when the beach plums are in bloom.
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We're sitting on the screened in porch...when, suddenly, we see two Monarchs deep within a fading butterfly bush.
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The Last Tomatoes

"Want some tomatoes?" I asked a friend the other day.
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Peak Bloom

For every garden, there is a time when the stars and planets align.
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Spring Clean Up
We crawl out of our hibernation and almost head back into the house. It's cold outside, too cold to garden.
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Grow Where You Want to Grow
Anyone who's ever gardened knows the drill. You stumble into the garden and see not one but 10 purple verbena bonariensis...
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I'm in the Garden

It's that delicious, but short season known as garden time - when it's not too cold, not too hot and just right for planting.
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September Monarchs

Every fall, there's a day or two or three that brings a massive Monarch migration to Cape May.
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Jersey Tomato Time
It's now or never if you're looking for that perfect Jersey tomato.
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April Flowers
Every April, I always have one big regret - that I didn't plant daffodil bulbs in the fall...
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