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So. Summer is here, and that means that you need to break out the punches. Not that dreadful stuff made with Sprite and sherbet and the worst possible vodka, but …

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Like most of humanity, I am a largely inexplicable and highly individual mixture of profligacy and frugality.  I think I should only wear the nicest Italian shoes, which are no …

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A Lake Erie beach. It would be nice if someday people could swim here. Of course, it’s very good that the White House and the National Park Foundation have decided …

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Connecticut-based videographer Patrick Volk emailed me recently, having discovered my blog posts about videos. It seems that this son of a landscape architect teamed up with neighbor Eric Larson, long-time …

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Should this be my new job title? (as an aside, this is a lot of lawn for drought ridden Southern California – please be reassured that I have talked the …

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Breaking news – to anyone who knows me and assumed I’d never, ever leave my garden – I’m selling it and the house it surrounds.  Time to move on. Selling …

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  It’ll be at least a year-possibly more–before my new book is actually printed and in my hands.  But it’s never too soon for a website, right?  So here it …

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“Every man may be observed to have …some peculiar theme of complaint on which he dwells in his moments of dejection.” Samuel Johnson I was having a delightful phone conversation …

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Trademark image from Shutterstock Does anyone remember when we posted about the “You Can Grow That!” campaign started by garden writer C.L. Fornari? Her perfectly nice, well-intentioned idea was to …

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Strawbale raised bed with trellising in place and seedlings planted. One year, three friends and I decided to make a vegetable garden together. It would be built on one of …

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