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Edibles Through the Seasons
by Cathy Jean Maloney - January 2015
by Carolyn Ulrich - January 2015
Oops, that’s not what Robert Frost wrote in his poem “Mending Wall.” But in many circles today, lawns are persona non grata. Perhaps yours as well.
By now we’ve heard the arguments against turfgrass lawns – they’re water thieves, chemical fertilizer hogs, air pollution thugs. And yet … we do need some open space where we can rest the eye. A garden is not nature. It’s a designed space, a human construct, man-made. It requires some visual order, some art ... >> read article
Bring in the Bugs
by Lori Moore - January 2015
“People are looking around, and they’re noticing that things are not the way that they used to be. There are fewer birds, there are fewer butterflies, there’s less of everything,” says Douglas Tallamy, professor and chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. “There are more people; everything is built up. There’s just this underlying feeling that something is wrong, and people are realizing that it’s critical ...” >> read article
Sizzling Plants for 2015
by Maria Zampini - January 2015
The latest and greatest new plants may jump off the pages of catalogs and magazines, but it’s only when we “try them on” in our own gardens that they can truly provide pleasure for all the senses.
Each August, the Farwest Tradeshow in Portland, Oregon, hosts the New Variety Showcase inviting breeders from around the world to debut their new plant introductions to the horticultural industry ... >> read article