Great Healthy Yard Project

That’s Diane Lewis, whose New York Times editorial “The Toxic Brew in our Yards” about pesticides stated the problem so convincingly and drew kudos from around the gardening world.   I found the ...

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UK gardeners: No peat for you!

Peat bog in Scotland (Shutterstock) “If you love your garden, you really can’t just abstain.” That’s what the delightfully named Brit celeb gardener Bob Flowerdew says about a life without peat moss. ...

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Man vs. tree

My house with trees Why do people hate and fear trees?  It seems incredible, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support such a bizarre conclusion. During a recent afternoon at my ...

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Solitude and Nature

Do we need to use all of our senses to truly connect with a natural place? I recently hiked several miles of strenuous, steep trail into one of Utah’s glorious national parks, ...

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Protein from the Garden

Annual edible kale (this is ‘Lacinato’) planted next to a walkway for easy grazing also contributes texture and color to a landscape. If you’re wanting to cut meat from your diet or ...

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When Wildlife Gardens Look Like Gardens

Pat Sutton (L) with wildlife gardener Mildred Morgan. I bought one of these cool Monarch T-shirts while I was at the Cape May Bird Sanctuary. Many of you wildlife gardeners will recognize ...

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