Gardening in the dark times

For years, I’ve been using gardening to ease the transition from the long, light days of spring, summer, and early fall to weeks when I leave the house before dawn and drive ...

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The Success of Failure

By Amanda Morris, Ph.D Twisted, dessicated, browned vines droop across their cages, all life and vitality wrecked by powdery mildew, too much water, not enough air, and failed planning. These are my ...

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Photography Lesson in a Garden

David demonstrates the correct way to hold a camera. As an eager but very amateur photographer, I’ve attended all sorts of photography classes and talks, with little improvement to show for it. ...

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Canning for Ultra-Beginners

Refrigerator pickles: my first solo canning project I’m by no means a whiz in the kitchen, and honestly, I prefer to eat my garden veggies raw when possible. However, they are piling ...

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The Designer, Post-Makeover, Launches this Week

The smartypants team at the Association of Professional Landscape Designers has something fabulous for us all, and it’s free.  It’s their totally new and stunning digital magazine The Designer, which launches later ...

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Planting for Hummingbirds

A hummingbird visits a patch of sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris) in my courtyard garden. One of the big perks of moving to the west has been an increase in opportunities to create ...

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