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Tracking Climate Change in Backyards Everywhere
The USA National Phenology Network tracks climate change with the help of "backyard scientists." You can help and see it happen in your own backyard. Check here.
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published on January 25, 2017
Gardening in Fort Bragg, California
Two gardens about a mile inland from the Pacific Ocean are described here. One built on a construction site by a woman, the other created for collections and the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens. Check them out here.
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published on August 21, 2014
In the Gardens of Land and Sea
Three private gardens in Mendocino County, California, are dramatic, exciting show stoppers, yet very diverse. Check them out here.
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published on August 20, 2014
In the Garden of Sensuous Delight
In the Heather Garden at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in coastal Fort Bragg, California, hills of heath and heather undulate and mound amid the native Bishop Pines. Nearby, blossoms of tender species rhododendron from the Himalayas and Southeast Asia perfume the air. Sculptures adorn the gardens but play third best to the plants and settings in this primordial-looking landscape.
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published on July 28, 2014
A Walk through the Trees with Edith Wallace
Dr. Edith Wallace is a gentlewoman, a complete biologist with a soul rooted in Nature. Check her out here.
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published on March 30, 2014
The Contemporary Native
Thomas Rainer, landscape architect and troubadour of wild places, says: “Thomas thinks you should use more natives, plant in humongous masses, and loosen up that landscape, for crying out loud.” See why here.
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published on February 20, 2014
Garden of Front & Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Meet Marty Oostveen who transformed a completely empty lawn in a suburban neighborhood to a garden front and back covered in plants as a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.
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published on December 04, 2013
Designer's Garden
A landscape designer's garden in Saugerties, New York, built upon an old church parking lot, has several sun and shade perennial gardens next to woodland. Ann is a sculptor and incorporates her art into the gardens. See them here.
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published on August 26, 2013
A Terraced Hillside Garden
A hillside garden on the Hudson River in Saugerties, New York, tames a steep slope with terraced gardens. See it here.
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published on August 20, 2013
Jen Kettell’s Practical Pruning Advice
Pruning, always a debatable, mysterious topic. Is it more art than science? Or is it more science? Jen Kettell, horticulturist at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum, gives some practical, black-and-white tips here.
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published on January 31, 2013
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