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Month: April 2015

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The brand that dares not speak its name

Plant graphic courtesy of Shutterstock Remember subliminal advertising? One of the books that exposed it is Subliminal Seduction, by Wilson...
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by: Kristina MacPherson

Half-Assed, Lazy, and Extremely Successful

The one real contribution I hope to make to the literature of vegetable gardening is my total shamelessness. I’ve been...
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by: Amanda Morris

Chicken Gardens: We Have a Winner!

Thanks, everybody, for your comments in response to my chicken gardening dilemma. Jessi Bloom, author of Free Range Chicken Gardens,...
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by: Steve

In Japan, “The flowers only bloom for a week, so let’s party!”

Stories about cherry blossoms in Washington can be pretty boring, but this report about how they’re celebrated in Japan is...
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by: Sue Land

Gardening in the dark times

For years, I’ve been using gardening to ease the transition from the long, light days of spring, summer, and early...
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by: Anita

My Tiny Oak Forest

Bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa.   The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m not...
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by: William Fenelon

Scouting for cider apples

If your neighborhood is anything like mine, there are plenty of neglected apple trees, trees planted by optimistic home landscapers...
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by: Tina Alston

The enigma of Olmsted

Home tomorrow night? You can catch the newest documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted on PBS. Entitled Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing...
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Axis Shrugged for Nostalgia and Fun

  Ogden, Snodgrass and Uebelhart is not a pricey, litigious law firm. O.S.& U. was a garden collaboration, solidly rooted...
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UK gardeners: No peat for you!

Peat bog in Scotland (Shutterstock) “If you love your garden, you really can’t just abstain.” That’s what the delightfully named...
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