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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 Centsory Garden

The Centsory Garden

Think beyond color when adding to your garden When I was teaching Sustainable Landscape Design at The University of Tennessee, there were some...

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Feasting on Beauty

Feasting on Beauty

Add some spice to your life with edible flowers I have always been in awe of brave people. Soldiers, first responders, and teachers, especially. But...

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And I’ll Raise You

And I’ll Raise You

6 Benefits of raised bed gardening Soon it will be time to quietly whisper the same words as everyone who has just landed in Las Vegas. “It’s time...

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Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

5 Unsung groundcovers for your garden In today’s world, being short leads to a high probability of being overlooked. “Yeah, Garry! You’re finally...

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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 Garden in Winter

The Garden in Winter

The Unsung Season of Beauty I have always been a “list” person. My thinking is that there is a much less likely chance that you’ll forget something...

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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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