The Theosophic Turtle

10 interconnected large rain barrels, with an approximate 98,000 gallons capacity, supply all of the water needs for the Turtles and their farm. Adam Turtle may have been restless at times, but ...

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Natives – A Moving Target?

Will the wild orchids in my woods survive the changes of the next half century?   There was a certain irony in the timing, given America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.  ...

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I hate being a gardening know-it-all

These tulips on the right bloomed early because they are the Praestans Shogun species, not because I fertilized them a lot. And the funny thing is that I’m really not. I’m not ...

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Planting for the cause

Many of you have heard that 2017’s “Perennial Plant of the Year” is Asclepias tuberosa/butterfly weed. It’s not a surprising choice—attention to attracting and supporting pollinators, especially butterflies, especially monarchs, has been ...

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Garden show-offs and lawn proselytizing at a DC museum

                                                                           From the exhibition website Here’s one item not on the agenda for this month’s Garden Blogger’s Fling in Washington, DC, but I don’t plan to miss it: “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at ...

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