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Fall Planting? Consider a smaller native tree.

Cooler weather is trying to creep in. Soon the persistent clouds will dissipate, replaced by crisp, cooler air and sunshine that warms but doesn’t  sear weeders as we attempt to prepare our flowerbeds for their winter’s sleep. 1,568 more words

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A Bird in the Hand

Last week was too hot here, the heat made worse by the fact that most of the summer was unusually mild. Dust clouds rose with the slightest disturbance, lingering long in humid, stagnant air. 1,166 more words

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Enriching your Native Landscape

When we southeastern US homeowners release ourselves from the notion of a rigidly controlled landscape, magic happens. Instead of spending time shearing defenseless evergreen azaleas and boxwoods into cubes and spheres, or pouring chemicals onto a non-native lawn that you must then mow and fuss over, you can devote your energy to enriching your home landscape with native plants adapted to our region. 732 more words

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Native wildlife potentially threatened by Makakilo brushfire

Firefighters are being lauded for saving homes from the flames above Makakilo.

But the area is also home to native wildlife. What’s being done to preserve these fragile species? 217 more words


STOP -- and Savor Summer's Waning

I’m seeing a variety of reds in my landscape these days, most of it not attributable to leaf color — that will come later. Red flowers and fruits — and related colors in that family — are visible in nearly every corner of my yard. 426 more words

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About now most late summers I am moaning about the dog days. Anyone who has lived in my region for long knows exactly what I’m talking about. 809 more words

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