The L word

From Jim Charlier’s garden: fun with the idea of a lawn Two days before Earth Day, my regular segment on our local NPR station was aired. I don’t come on as a ...

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Adoptive Mothers on the Job

After much struggle, I have succeeded in getting some chicks into my coop. I picked up a box from the hatchery yesterday at the post office and was able to quietly, over ...

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How to Have a Flowering Lawn

Last week I spotted the first snow crocuses (Crocus chrysanthus) and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) opening their flowers in my lawn — they are just one of the benefits of the fine fescue ...

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The wild side

Buffalo’s Delaware park At this time of year, I often prefer hiking to gardening. Late summer is my favorite time for the plants that grow wild in the parks and the preserves ...

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