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Wildlife Action Awards for Schools

This week on  the blog we want to highlight the RSPB’s  Wildlife Action Award for Schools. For schools who are already learning outside the classroom, it is an easy way to endorse some of your outdoor learning. 370 more words

Hints And Tips

Top 10 ways to shoot your prairie planting in the foot

While driving home from the Green Council lecture last night in New Orleans, my wife Candi said I should write something on how to totally screw up a prairie planting.   267 more words

A Sustainable Garden in Orwin Manor, Orlando Florida

One the second day of the Association of Professional Landscape Designer 2014 International Conference we took two large buses out to tour homes in the Orlando area. 917 more words

Gardening And Design

A Darwinian approach to sustainable gardening

Sustainability is a tough word these days (and actually always has been). Its definition is convoluted and abstract and our ability to monitor our attempts at being sustainable is difficult as the timescale when dealing with the natural world is so long. 1,110 more words


Muhly Grass - Muhlenbergia capillaris or filipes

I planted Muhly Grass recently for its interesting pink mist fall flowers and reputation for indestructibility. The Grass started blooming nearly as soon as I planted it in September and has been slowly filling out with misty pink plumes. 339 more words

Florida Gardening

World Science Day

Did you know the 10th November is UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Development? This year’s theme is the promotion of Quality Science Education: ensuring a sustainable future for all. 441 more words

Hints And Tips

Win a copy of 'The Cut Flower Patch' by Louise Curley

I’m one of those people with a pile of books on my bedside table at various stages of being read. At the moment I have a couple of crime novels from the library, Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, which I’m adapting for the stage for a local theatrical group, ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce, a business mentoring manual, Sarah Raven’s Christmas book and one which has been a constant source of inspiration and advice on the plot since I picked it up several  months ago. 658 more words

Cut Flower Patch