Author Archives: J. F. Booth

About J. F. Booth

I am a writer and educator.

Thoughts for our gardens in winter

  The National Arboretum is the focus for my February column, “Thawing February’s Chill.”   My gardens columns appear monthly in What’s Up? Magazine. Advertisements

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Bringing New creatures to Your Garden | What’s Up Magazine

Here’s my most recent column on gardens.  Topiary might be a interesting way to bring new interest to your garden. Source: Bringing New creatures to Your Garden | What’s Up Magazine

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Learning From History in the Garden

Following is my November Gardening column from What’s Up? Magazine. Just click on the link to see the article on the magazine’s website. Back to the Future in the Wm. Paca Gardens

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Home Garden Look: Transform Your Garden’s Relationship with Water | What’s Up Magazine

A water feature can be your garden’s superstar. Installing a fountain, waterfall, or pond as a focal point transforms a garden area into a bit of Eden. Source: Home Garden Look: Transform Your Garden’s Relationship with Water | What’s Up … Continue reading

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In praise of the sturdy “gladiola”

Yes, I know the correct spelling is “gladiolus,” but I’m going for the pronunciation I heard as a child. Let me retrace my train of thought, if that’s possible, and you have the patience… Recently, a friend was arranging some … Continue reading

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