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Two Cape growers, Sandwich’s Bob King and Provincetown’s Stormy Mayo, share the straight scoop on growing magnificent Dahlias. The very name of these regal flowers seems to shout power, prominence, or at the very least, elegance—ah, Dahlias! These queens of the flower garden have long enthralled gardeners with the huge variety of their colors, sizes, and shapes available online, in catalogs, and at local nurseries. You can order Dahlia tubers with exotic names like “Impressive Festivo,” or “Obsidian,” that will arrive in the mail looking like small, dried sweet potatoes—or you can cheat, and buy huge pots in full majestic ...
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Pollinators are more than a natural addition to a summer garden, they are critical to the food production for every living creature on earth. In 2019, during the summer, as our days were filled with carefree actions, and bees and butterflies provided a backdrop of bucolic bliss, filmmaker Peter Nelson was screening his latest film, The Pollinators, to an audience at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Photos provided by Peter Nelson The film captivates with its stunning photography—much of it in slow-motion—as it tells the tale of the current plight ...