Monthly Archives: March 2016

No To Peat Moss, Yes To Dairy Manure

Sustainable Manure, Land Raped Peat Moss I find it heartbreaking to see well-meaning people buying bales of peat moss. Old-think gardening promoted peat moss heavily, but all forms of sphagnum peat moss are harvested by destroying boggy natural habitats. Worst … Continue reading

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Splendid Perennials Bring Borders to Life

Color, Texture, Shape… I’m noticing a new trend these days: Gardeners are tucking more shrubs into borders and more perennials into pots. Both changes make good sense, since a well planned shrub-based border holds its looks all year in return … Continue reading

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Homegrown Pain Relief/Leaf

Traditional Garden Cures That Work I just visited my first pot shop and all I can say is, wow, man. Cannabis use is legal in Washington State, so we can buy and use various forms of cannabis treats as well … Continue reading

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Training Trees And Vines On Walls

Wall Candy I’ve always lusted after one of those multi-grafted fruit trees, with compatible varieties chosen to cross-pollinate each other and produce several kinds of fruit on a single tree. However, my resident deer population is equally interested in feasting … Continue reading

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