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Benefits of Drought

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It’s official: the “U.S. Drought Monitor”, a site co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lists southwestern Massachusetts, where I do most of my gardening, as locked in a...
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Benefits of Drought

It’s official: the “U.S. Drought Monitor”, a site co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and...
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by: Suzanne

Nature Corridors Boost Failing Wildlife Populations

A buffer of plants on each side of an urban stream creates a corridor connecting habitat fragments, while penetrating the...
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by: Andrea Sprott

European Garden Travels with Carolyn

Vlinderhof If I ever go on a European garden tour, I’ll choose one that features gardens that are interesting to...
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by: Timeless Environments

Man vs. tree

My house with trees Why do people hate and fear trees?  It seems incredible, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence...
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by: Beatriz Moisset

How the rest of the world solves the front-yard problem? No front yard!

Time for a follow-up to my recent criticism of the all-turf American front yard, which we can thank Olmsted for...
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by: Debbie Teashon

The Plastic Pot Dilemma

These are just some of the plastic pots I reluctantly acquired in April in my yearly fit of plant-buying.  I...
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by: Autumn

How about some weird wildflower seeds?

CONTEST CLOSED!!!!! Image courtesy of Shutterstock Before Christmas, my husband and I had dinner with the wildflower queen herself, Miriam...
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by: Kandi

When gardens become reminders of war and tragedy

Photo courtesy Oehme van Sweden I have two bones to pick about gardens being destroyed or co-opted to honor the...