Category Archives: Soil

A Glorious Garden Renovation

Print PDFDreaming Into New Possibilities I’m in the throes of a major garden renovation and feeling like the luckiest woman on the planet. It seems like all my friends are feverishly emptying their closets, but I did that a few … Continue reading

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Perfect Potatoes In Any Soil (Or Nearly None)

Print PDFAnd Joyful Gardening The Lazy Way Those whose gardens have been over-run by enthusiastic potato escapees may wonder why on earth anybody needs to know how to grow potatoes. They might rather inquire how NOT to grow potatoes. However, … Continue reading

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Good Soil Combos For Containers

Print PDFCold Snaps And Snap Peas Thanks to my resident herd of deer, most of my edible plants live in large containers on my deck, some 20 feet above the ground. Since this is The Year Of Power Washing, all … Continue reading

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Hardy Garden Primroses

Print PDFPrimadonna Primroses Of The Past I was recently asked to write more about collectors’ primroses; here are excerpts from an article I wrote some twenty years ago that pretty much covers the topic. It’s fun to look back and … Continue reading

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