Category Archives: Planting & Transplanting

New Life For Old Potting Soil

Print PDFRefreshing weary soil (or medium) benefits plants indoors and out Waking Up Worn Out Soil As autumn arrives, many of us clear out planters and containers, tossing dead or aging plants on the compost heap or into the green … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Print PDFSmoke & 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 … Continue reading

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A Wholesome Distraction

Print PDFRun 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 … Continue reading

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Reincarnation For Plastic Plant Pots

Print PDFPlant pots offer years of useful service Zero Waste Says Reduce, Re-use, Recycle This weekend we held an Ice Cream Social at the Senior Center. Sadly, the day was rainy and cold but happily, lots of people showed up … Continue reading

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