Category Archives: Garden Prep

The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

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Smoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would mean … Continue reading

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A Wholesome Distraction

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Run Julia Child’s tian through the garden for a taste treat Gardening As Active Meditation My new meditation app informed me this week that, according to recent studies, humans spend on average about 47% of our waking hours in a … Continue reading

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Blackberries, Buttercups & Bindweed

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Smother mulch for passive weed control Greener, Easier Weed Control The wet spring caused many plants to grow bigger and faster than ever, including some of our most troublesome weeds. I’m getting lots of questions about The Big Three: blackberries, … Continue reading

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Join The No Mow May Movement

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Pollinators love a lively lawn Stop Mowing So Much And Let The Lawn Come To Life If the cold wet spring has kept you from lawn mowing, that’s great news. Bee City USA would like us to observe the month … Continue reading

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