Monthly Archives: April 2024

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

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Stretch Or Kvetch

Avoid unnecessary tidiness; let petals make magical, fragrant pathways Gardening Without Pain (Or Less Anyway) It’s finally spring and all week I’ve visited with groaning friends who can’t stand up straight, can’t turn their heads, can’t bend without yelping or … Continue reading

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Spring Without Bees? Plant More Flowers!!!!

Beeless blossoms are everywhere this spring Where Are The Bees? Here we are in the middle of April, many gardens are bright with blossoms, and all those luxuriant spring flowers ought to be alive with bees. But they’re not. Granted … Continue reading

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The Bliss of Going Wild

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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