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There are persistent myths about soil restoration. The first is that it is a nearly impossible task, and takes multiple lifetimes if not centuries to accomplish. The second is that restoring soil is an expensive process that takes economic sacrifice. We will go beyond the “just buy a lot of manure or compost and dump it on your fields” mentality…
How to fix size, light and balance problems in your garden with a mirror. Mirrors are an easy way to solve some of the most common garden design issues.
Look, the reason why your plant died (whether it is an indoor plant or a garden plant) usually boils down to one thing. It’s not complicated, but I understand why you might get confused or feel like it is a hard thing to find out. (and don’t feel bad if you don’t know what it […]
Bulb planting and plant re-arranging season are here and the window to get stuff done isn’t long. The first frost here in New England could be this month (October) and the ground might freeze by the end of next month (November). After that – everything has to wait til spring. As bulbs go, I’m installing […]
Here is a garden truth: good tools make good work. It is the difference between quitting in frustration and feeling so empowered that you start looking for new ways to put your delightfully easy tools to use.
There are two similar sounding words, commonly used in the garden-making lexicon, that can get confusing. Naturalized and Naturalistic. The former is a term we use to say that bulbs (and other plants) will settle in and reproduce over time. They will establish themselves as if they were native. They will naturalize. Some bulbs, like […]
Do you have childhood memories of May Day? I do. My husband does too – though he had completely forgotten about them until I asked. And all he could remember was that it had to do with flowers. I had to reminded him that it was the May 1st holiday where you did ‘ding-dong-ditch’ but […]
Flowering shrub ideas for the cutting garden.
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 endlessly satisfying. So when my friend Patrick recently inquired on another post… “Have garden designers incorporated moss species into their creations, whether they be […]