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Monthly archives for September, 2009

Court Protects Organic Seeds

Court Protects Organic Seeds
Last week, a court in California ruled in favor of High Mowing Organic Seeds in their suit against the USDA regarding the premature deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets. This news just in from fellow Vermonter Tom Stearns, president of High Mowing Organic Seeds. Last week, on September 22, 2009, the 9th Circuit […]

Bog in a Bowl Update

Bog in a Bowl Update
Earlier this summer I potted up a miniature bog garden in a bowl and it thrived! Even the dried sphagnum peat moss grew. Check Venus fly traps and pitcher plants for aphids before bringing indoors. Planted in early June, the bog garden is lush and healthy in September. North American pitcher plants (Sarracenia) stop growing […]

Houseplant Hitchhikers

Houseplant Hitchhikers
Temperatures are dipping into the low 50s to upper 40s nearly every night now and the weatherman has uttered the F word. “Expect scattered frost in the cold mountain hollows,” he said this week. Yes, summer is winding down and the outdoor vacation for houseplants is over! Before I bring my begonias, orchids, caladiums, and […]

A Park in Thin Air

A Park in Thin Air
The High Line is an exciting new park that opened this summer in lower Manhattan. Visionary community activists worked for more than 10 years to make it happen Though New York City is the largest and most densely populated urban area in the U.S., its five boroughs contain 28,000 acres of parks and 2.5 million […]

Bold Perennials for Fall

Bold Perennials for Fall
Some of my favorite perennials bloom at this time of year and their end-of-the-season finale is well worth the wait. With its gold flowers and purple leaves, Desdemona ligularia pairs brilliantly with a 7-foot-tall fleece flower (Persicaria polymorpha) in the garden at Muckross castle near Ennis, Ireland.   Desdemona ligularia (Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’)   A […]

Allium Bulbs to Plant in Fall

Allium Bulbs to Plant in Fall
The thing about alliums is that there’s only one time of year you can plant them: in the fall. Make plans to get yours into the ground for next year’s blooms. Purple Sensation alliums hover above my early summer perennial border. The blooms last for three weeks. The bulbs in this picture are Purple Sensation […]

Mossy Turf Myths

Mossy Turf Myths
Despite what you’ve heard, moss can’t kill your lawn. In reality, moss is an opportunist, an early colonizer of terrain that other plants find inhospitable. Moss thrives in infertile soil and damp, shady conditions. Thick, healthy turf needs plenty of sun and soil that’s rich in organic matter. “What do you have that gets rid […]

Getting the Lawn Off Drugs

Getting the Lawn Off Drugs
Profound social transformations are often traced to individuals whose fearless and insistent actions tip the scales. Gardener’s Supply has been an organic gardening advocate since our first day in business — working to raise awareness about the benefits of gardening organically and providing a range of products and information to help people make the transition. […]

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