Category Archives: Care & Feeding

The Land of Opportunity

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The winter of woe followed by the spring of hope Garden Renewal, Again A few weeks ago, I finally mustered up the energy to clear away the dead from the gardens at home and around town. Some losses were not … Continue reading

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Lawns In Bloom

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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

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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!!!!

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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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