• Seen at the garden show

    Seen at the garden show

    09 Sep 2016
  • The politics of decay

    The politics of decay

    09 Sep 2016
  • Removing Sod, Saving Earthworms, and Obsessing over Make-Overs

    Removing Sod, Saving Earthworms, and Obsessing over Make-Overs

    09 Sep 2016

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09 Sep
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Seen at the garden show

By Alison Gillespie

Tis the season. Indeed, many of you have already attended or ignored your local home & garden/garden-only exhibitions, which are timed to capture the attention of property owners as winter fades. Our show happened this past weekend. I used to look forward to this when I was first starting out […]

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07 Sep
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The politics of decay

By karen green

From the Majewski compost site I gave up on home composting a few years back after briefly trying a tall tumbler; there was no good place to keep it, and my neglect of it in its obscure location made for poor or minimal results. However, I couldn’t stand the thought […]

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05 Sep
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Removing Sod, Saving Earthworms, and Obsessing over Make-Overs

By Linda Lehmusvirta

With lawn reduction growing in popularity, email groups are lively with discussions of how to remove the stuff.  There are basically four choices – digging, using a sod-cutter, smothering and spraying with herbicide.  I’ve removed a far bit of sod over the years, always using that first one – great exercise, […]

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03 Sep
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Hostile or Helpful?

By Lori

by Marianne Wilburn Recently, C.L. Fornari challenged garden writers to consider the way in which we portray the act of gardening.  She asked us to discuss whether our tendency to proclaim the virtues (meditation, creativity, exercise) might be greater than our desire to tell the truth about the work (sweat, […]

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01 Sep
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Solitude and Nature

By Ed Snodgrass

Do we need to use all of our senses to truly connect with a natural place? I recently hiked several miles of strenuous, steep trail into one of Utah’s glorious national parks, then stopped just shy of the payoff (a natural stone bridge) because a score of other people were […]

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29 Aug
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The Best Garden Show of All

By Seyra

Slug traceries — a morning delight in my garden. I don’t enjoy ranting and would much rather rave — about, for example, the glorious iridescent slug traceries on the pavers of my courtyard this morning. However, that will have to wait for some future date, because today’s topic is home […]

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