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Let's Talk About Plant Friendships: Companion Planting

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It’s been unseasonably warm around here lately. To a gardener, this comes with both perks and a sense of weariness. On one hand, the days are beautiful and perfect for getting outside to enjoy sunshine and a piece of late spring weather. 538 more words

Butterfly Garden Year 3

It’s still winter, but in mid-February it’s already about time to start planting some seeds. I couldn’t be more excited to get started on my butterfly garden’s third year. 1,216 more words

Butterfly Garden

Winter Interest, My Ass

Current events are not doing much to put me in a holiday mood, and the garden isn’t really helping. That’s because this year the whole “winter interest” ┬áthing has been a big dud. 362 more words

Perennial Flowers

From Weed Patch to Community Garden

The Midtown Greenway is a 5 mile biking and walking trail in south Minneapolis. It first opened about 15 years ago, converted from an old railroad corridor. 373 more words

Great Gardens

A Garden Summit in St. Paul

Summit Avenue is one of the most historic streets in St. Paul, Minnesota. 325 more words

Perennial Flowers

Summer Flowers Make Fall Notecards

We grew lots of flowers in our Asheville garden this summer and I picked and bookpressed or dried between screens LOTS of petals for papermaking. We incorporate the sheets into the pulp, though a great deal of “cheating” – repositioning and adding petals, anchoring with bits of pulp – is done to make them look good. 152 more words

Hand-laid Papers

Austin Tea Blend: Eat the Landscape

40% Turk’s Cap flowers

50% Bee Balm leaves

10% Mexican Tarragon

I have experimented with Turk’s Cap for a few years–with entirely mediocre results. I think this is finally a winning recipe. 196 more words