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Lawns In Bloom

Little flowers transform lawns into pollinator happy places Helping Lawns Become Meadows Every spring I get questions about how to keep lawns free from weeds and/or moss (or sometimes both). Personally, I’d much rather keep lawns free from turf grass. … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Color, Birds In The Garden, Butterfly Gardens, Care & Feeding, Climate Change, composting, Easy Care Perennials, Garden Design, Health & Wellbeing, Native Plants, Plant Diversity, Pollination Gardens, Pollinators, Sustainable Gardening, Sustainable Living | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Flowers That Shirk Their Duty

Small but plentiful sedum flowers offer a bee buffet Why Pollenless Plants Are Pointless In recent years, gardeners have found more and more sunflower seed packets labeled as ‘pollen free’ and ‘best’ for cutting. It’s certainly true that pollen-free blossoms … Continue reading

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Protecting The Earth With Benign Neglect

Nature Loves (Benign) Slobs For decades now, I’ve been researching ways to help nurture flora and fauna as well as the planet. Increasingly it seems like many of the same things are devastating or beneficial to every living thing, from … Continue reading

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