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I’m packing up to move, so it’s time to decide which of these gardening products I’ll be taking with me and which deserve to be sealed tightly at the bottom …

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I’m convinced that once the basics are in place in a vegetable garden–namely a lot of sun, good soil, and sufficient water–timing is the most crucial factor for success. Vegetables …

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Sometimes a death can spark a renaissance and I am hoping that will be the case with Allen Lacy who died on December 27th at age 80.   I never knew …

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Drinks are not included. For the past few years, I’ve been seeing Groupon offers for Paint Nites, where (usually) a bunch of people get together and make a painting with …

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One of my favorite poisonous natives (photo by Martha Baskin) Many of us have a love/hate affair with gardening advice and essays that come from across the Atlantic.  There is …

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Fabulous plant-filled border, small lawn. The Mission To turn my mostly-lawn community of 1,600 townhouses, some with incredibly large yards, into a place with gardens that benefit the environment and …

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Dr. Thomas Turner standing on some of the 23 varieties of fine fescues he’s testing. It’s kinda frustrating here in the Mid-Atlantic “Transition Zone” for turfgrasses because neither warm- or …

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I’ve been thinking about a symposium (“The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities”) I attended at the New York Botanical Garden in November.   The topic  of the symposium was “novel …

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Community garden image courtesy of Shutterstock As a fellow online writer—who happens to be called Elizabeth Licata—says, “There’s no drama like community garden drama.” We’ve written a lot about community …

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I really enjoyed my visit to Cornell Plantations this week, particularly the herb garden, which was still looking good after several hard frosts. Even in the relatively chilly November air, …

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