Greenwich master gardener shares gardening dos and don’ts – CT Insider

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Greenwich master gardener shares gardening dos and don’ts – CT Insider

Diane Lampert is on a mission. She is determined to make knowledgeable gardeners out of all of us, whether our trowel is brand new or one that has weathered many a season. She wants us to quash the shop/see/buy impulse whenever we visit a garden center. Doing that usually ends up, Lampert said, in a rag-tag panoply of horticultural profiles on our properties, which she readily admits she once did. She encourages us to take up her mantra: Learn before you buy.

A former successful economist on Wall Street, Lampert brings the analytical skills of her previous career to her precisely orchestrated grounds in Greenwich. On a tour of her gardens (she conducts several a year under her company’s umbrella, Bringing the Greenback), Lampert told visitors what she had to contend with as a new owner of the two-acre site that only seven years ago was a vast field of weeds. Out went the vegetative marauders and in came whatever plant she saw in bloom at garden centers. A huge mistake. Her gardens lacked harmony in texture, leaf shape and color. Layering was a concept
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