Category Archives: Sustainable Living

The Sweetness of Sweetgrass

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Sweetgrass bound for a Tribal prairie restoration Taking Care As temperatures are climbing towards normal, I’m planting out seedlings and starts and already noticing signs of drought and weather whiplash in both plants and soil. Given the NOAA prediction of … Continue reading

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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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