The L word

From Jim Charlier’s garden: fun with the idea of a lawn Two days before Earth Day, my regular segment on our local NPR station was aired. I don’t come on as a ...

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Adoptive Mothers on the Job

After much struggle, I have succeeded in getting some chicks into my coop. I picked up a box from the hatchery yesterday at the post office and was able to quietly, over ...

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How to Have a Flowering Lawn

Last week I spotted the first snow crocuses (Crocus chrysanthus) and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) opening their flowers in my lawn — they are just one of the benefits of the fine fescue ...

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The wild side

Buffalo’s Delaware park At this time of year, I often prefer hiking to gardening. Late summer is my favorite time for the plants that grow wild in the parks and the preserves ...

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So Visit a Garden Already!

Wherever you live, this mini-rant is for you. The DC Gardens crowd-sourcing campaign to promote gardening and public gardens is happening through May 1 at Indiegogo. Posted by Susan Harris on March 31, ...

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Saving Seedlings, Saving the World

Beyond the campsite’s irrigated lawn, the view of native scrub-covered hills. Recently I went camping near my new home in Boise. I sat down with a cup of coffee and a notebook ...

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Ask a Designer: Favorite Shrubs

Cotinus ‘Royal Robe.’ Photo by Barbara Katz. For my first Ask a Designer post the question targeted groundcovers. This time it’s shrubs and I asked another fabulous designer about her favorites. Barbara Katz ...

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