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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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Green for President

Occupy Big Food rally in New York City We’ve always said here that gardening is political, a way of opting out of a culture that pushes us to live lives powered entirely ...

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