A kinder, gentler parking lot

“Where are you going?” “I’m driving to Hamburg to look at a parking lot.” “Is it OK if I don’t go with you?” This marital exchange took place on a beautiful Saturday ...

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When The Aster Hitched a Ride

I received a letter from Raydon (pronounced RAYd’n) Alexander 25 years ago. A passalong plant was on the road to distinction. Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ at the National Arboretum. Photo courtesy of Caroline ...

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Who uses landscape fabric and why?

The landscape fabric has been removed and compost added. Soon the space will be completely replanted. Last fall I had the idea of doing something nice for the rather boring and minimalist ...

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Scouting for cider apples

If your neighborhood is anything like mine, there are plenty of neglected apple trees, trees planted by optimistic home landscapers and then more or less abandoned when the owners learned that producing ...

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