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Spontaneous Vegetation

Spontaneous Vegetation

An homage to the urban weed At a recent talk I gave on Earth Day, I had a middle school girl ask me “What is a weed?’ as I was going on one of my...

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The Perfect Compost

The Perfect Compost

Creating a soil machine While I’m not usually a gambling man, I will bet you sometimes save the best for last. When I thought earlier today about...

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Walking Through the Keyhole

Walking Through the Keyhole

Using Portals to Transform Your Garden Once upon a time, there was a network called HGTV. The letters stood for Home and Garden Television. After...

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Avoiding obstacles

Avoiding obstacles

A few thoughts on mowing When I was a teenager, I briefly had a job at a very popular place. I mowed in a cemetery. How popular was it? People were...

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Staying in Your Lane

Staying in Your Lane

Selecting zone-appropriate plants for your garden Like many of you, I have a favorite / know it’s going to be good item at an eatery I frequent. But...

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The Messy Garden

The Messy Garden

THE MESSY GARDEN Keeping Things Loose I’ve never been diagnosed with OCD but I’ve had former students bring up the topic once they entered my...

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Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

Planting Replacement Trees Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a planner. One former colleague liked to joke “Garry probably knows what he’s...

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Weed Fabric

Weed Fabric

A Most Common Mistake Whoever believes adding a layer of weed fabric will stop weeds may also believe our climate isn’t changing. As I write this,...

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