A Tale of Two Mulches

Which do you prefer on the garden floor: the varying texture of fallen leaves, or the fine-grained uniformity of wood chips? When I began making this new garden, I was able to get ...

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Dennis the Menace

Louisville’s Olmsted Parks Conservancy photo. I drove to Cherokee Park’s Big Rock Pavilion, adjacent to Beargrass Creek, on Friday afternoon, anticipating a profusion of white bonesets, blue dayflowers and lingering yellow wingstems. ...

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The myth of the plant killer

If you can kill one of these, you’re good. May 2017 be the year that nobody insists to me that they have a “black thumb.” Except that I know it won’t happen. ...

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From Light Shows to Mangroves

Sunset light show on Sanibel Island, Florida. Shutterstock photo. Rose and I returned home from Sanibel, Florida, a few weeks ago. I couldn’t stir up a bingo game there but found plenty ...

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