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Monthly archives for August, 2008

Late-Summer Lawn Seeding

Late-Summer Lawn Seeding
The weather in late summer and early autumn is perfect for establishing cool-season turfgrasses. In New England and other cold-winter climates, August and September are the best months to sow grass. After the contractors left late last summer, our back yard was a mess of tire ruts, torn up sod and exposed soil. Not that […]

Three Sisters Garden

Three Sisters Garden
Time-tested planting technique is visually attractive and extremely productive. In a The Three Sisters Garden, pole beans use the corn plants as a trellis. This Native American planting technique is the epitome of companion planting. The Three Sisters—corn, bean and squash—help each other in various ways. The corn provides support for the pole beans; the […]

Too Much Passion

Too Much Passion
An abundance of zucchini isn’t always welcome—especially when shared with the neighbors. But an abundance of passionfruit? Bring it on! Passionate Margarita I got a box in the mail the other day. It was from my friend Drew, who lives on a barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. He sent a couple dozen […]

New Reliables

New Reliables
Rozanne makes the cut: long-blooming, fast-growing and blue-flowered. What’s not to like? The Rozanne geranium It’s always fascinating to see the new perennials that get showcased in catalogs each year. Recently, I saw a daylily with frosty white foliage that has green stripes; it’s called Secured Borders. (Who comes up with these names?) And it […]

Enjoy Local Sweet Corn All Year

Enjoy Local Sweet Corn All Year
Freeze fresh locally-grown sweet corn for summer-succulent meals all winter. Freeze fresh locally-grown sweet corn for summer-succulent meals all winter. Several dairy farms in town become sweet corn entrepreneurs for five or six weeks in late summer. Canopy-covered picnic tables on the front lawn of their farmhouse serves as a roadside stand for a couple […]

Meet Ira, the Green Man

Meet Ira, the Green Man
Gardener uses plants instead of paint to create a green portrait. The photo at right was sent to us by one of our customers in Virginia. Maureen and her husband purchased a Living Wall Panel from our web site and used it to create the best version of a “green man” that we’ve ever seen! […]

Water Features for Birds

Water Features for Birds
How to create a backyard attraction for neighborhood birds. This water feature uses a pump to recirculate the water. The water is stored in a basin that sits just below ground level. The basin has a perforated top that supports the gravel and the blue pot. The pump pushes water through a tube that goes […]

Safe Trees for Small Yards

Safe Trees for Small Yards
Compact trees are better suited to withstand stormy weather. Japanese maples add grace and stunning beauty to small landscapes without endangering property. Seeing scenes of storm damage from around the country this summer made me realize how destructive large trees can be when they come crashing down on houses, cars, and utility wires. When homeowners […]

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