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Susan Mulvihill
Susan Mulvihill

Susan Mulvihill is a freelance gardening columnist for the Today section.

Most Recent Stories

Oct. 5, 2019, 2 p.m.
Is it just me or was this the fastest gardening season ever? The late burst of wintry conditions we experienced from February to April prevented us from getting an early start. But the fact is fall is here, and it’s time to wrap things up.

Sept. 28, 2019, 2 p.m.
When fall arrives, gardeners transition from outdoor gardening to indoor activities. Yet they miss the connection they had with living plants. Tending houseplants is the perfect cure to this problem and can be just as enjoyable.

Sept. 21, 2019, 2 p.m.
This summer, my husband, Bill, and I have been treated to some delightful interactions with the birds in our garden. We’ve enticed hummingbirds to sit on our fingers while they sipped from tiny feeders and watched baby quail blissfully napping in the shade of the daylily patch.

Sept. 14, 2019, 2 p.m.
Dahlias are one of the most prized late-summer bloomers. With their incredible array of colors and types, it’s every gardener’s dream to have a garden filled with these lovely flowers.