Category Archives: Plant Diversity

The Bliss of Going Wild

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Native flowering currant is a pollinator magnet Rewilding Our Property Plant By Plant My favorite garden spaces always have at least a touch of the wild about them. Sometimes it’s a matter of allowing plants to tumble over the edges … Continue reading

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Creating Welcoming Shared Spaces

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Natural order is hospitable Planting Yesterday For Tomorrow As I wander about on my daily walks, I often find myself dreaming into the past. Within living memory, often not long ago at all, our Maritime Northwestern back yards looked much … Continue reading

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Ofrenda For The Death Of Summer

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Making peace with beauty in death may require fresh eyes Honoring The Fallen Autumn leaves in all their astonishing colors, from vivid brilliance to subfusk murk, make my heart sing. My grandkids and I love to gather them up and … Continue reading

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Serving The Planet With Plants

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Even tiny gardens honor and serve the earth So Many Ways To Serve On Friday I facilitated a fascinating and troubling conversation with a group of service veterans, a few still active, most long-retired. They shared stories about some of … Continue reading

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