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The Great Garden Rip Out

It never ceases to amaze me that after I go on a wild planting spree in the spring, I seem to go on an equally mad tear of ripping plants out of the garden in the fall. In the fall a plant suddenly enters my consciousness, announcing its ungainliness—where did it come from? Chances are […]

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The Dirt on Worms

Worms are great for the soil, right? They aerate the soil with their tunneling, and digest and move mulch down into the clay soil layer, creating a layer of good topsoil and making nutrients available to plants. That is the common wisdom, and in cultivated soils that’s true. But introduced into forest habitats, they can […]

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Trulia And Hip Hop Legend MC Hammer Help Consumers "Hammerfy" Their Home Search

Trulia’s new campaign gives consumers the chance to create their very own home-searching anthem

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Post-election Rehabilitation for Gardeners

Although many people probably welcome the end of the Presidential election hoopla, some individuals, including myself, must cope with the abrupt cessation of political discourse. Reading All The Presidents Gardens (Timber Press, 2016) by Marta McDowell can ease the transition. From George Washington to Barack Obama, McDowell relates the development of the landscape surrounding the […]

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