Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Let’s face it, anywhere you put mulch, you can dig a hole and plant ground cover. Indeed, ground cover plants are simply living mulches that don’t cost time or money to…

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

I’m always up for being sent off on a research tangent.  Not knowing where it will end up, what I will learn and what will inspire me to something else, is…

Taking Stock in the Garden

Taking Stock in the Garden

You win some you lose some. I’ve been focussing too much lately on where I am losing (I beat the woodchuck in my veg garden, only to have a bunny from…

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

I’ve got troubles and I have to admit I feel a little silly that it has taken me so long to sort them out. I’ll start at the beginning.  Two springs…

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Are your phlox blooming yet?  In new England we are not quite there yet….but in Japan, well that is a different story. This is Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan and…

Inspiration: Not Gardens – Knot Garden by PEG

Inspiration: Not Gardens – Knot Garden by PEG

Karen M’Closkey and Keith Vandersys of Peg OLA have been making interesting projects with the use of parametric software and laser cut weed fabric.   Patterns are precut to customized designs which are then…

Korean No- Mow Grass

Korean No- Mow Grass

I am eager to fix my front lawn this season.  My plan is to get a new lawn established before the weeds even think about growing, and with that in mind…

Hoar Frost & Winter Gardens

Hoar Frost & Winter Gardens

Have you ever heard that bit about their being lots of Eskimo words for snow? True or not, it is a fact that we more commonly use words for things we experience…

Bulb Lawns

Bulb Lawns

I’m filing this under – Things I Wish I Had Done Last Fall.   I love me a good flowery mead and given that I have a dead front lawn, (soon…

Cut Grass Art by Steve Messam

Cut Grass Art by Steve Messam

I’m really having a tough time getting back to my normal rhythm after vacation.  Does that happen to you? It doesn’t help that in addition I have been working feverishly on…

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