Category Archives: composting

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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Celebrating The Autumn Equinox

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Nature’s autumnal love offering to the world Nature’s Paintbrush At Work This year’s autumn equinox (Saturday, September 23) is almost here, marking summer’s exit and fall’s entrance. Since every part of the globe experiences some form of seasonal shift, solstices … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

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Paper, scissors, and nimble fingers (or get a grandkid to help!) Making May Baskets As a girl growing up in New England, I loved the tradition of making May baskets for neighbors. We kids would make little baskets, from cones … Continue reading

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