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Believe it or not, there may be a way to make Pound Ridge even more beautiful. Such is the ongoing mission of Carolynn Sears, outgoing chair of the Conservation Board. As she prepares to step aside from the chairmanship at year’s end, Ms. Sears has already begun laying the foundation for her…

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If there were a title for “master monarch butterfly whisperer,” University of Connecticut’s Alice Ely would have already taken the prize. In addition to being an advanced master gardener, UConn Master Composter 2018, and gardens chair at Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm, Ms. Ely is also the crea…

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If you’re going to buy just one tool for pruning, make it a pair of hand-held pruning shears. This is the tool you’ll use for pruning roses and for the majority of cuts on fruit plants, houseplants, and young ornamental trees and bushes.