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Small, shade garden ideas with surprising Maidenhair fern

Ferns are having a moment not just because they’re sharing airtime with Zach Galifianakis during his hilarious/shockingly irreverent celebrity interviews on Between Two Ferns. Their general gorgeousness, lush but not overpowering, make them a popular choice for small gardens and many have an impressive hardiness that’s earning them starring roles in high profile places like New York City’s High Line. 687 more words

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Revised Favorite

Somehow I ended up posting todays poem yesterday, so to day you get one of my favorite poems. This poem has been slightly revised from the first time that you saw it. 190 more words

Abstract Poetry

Coreopsis a star reborn in the summer garden

It goes by the unglamorous common name of Tickseed. The botanical Coreopsis sounds much more appealing but, in fact, just glosses over a hard reality. This fancier name comes from the Greek  1,415 more words

Garden Ideas

Designing plant communities: A new way to garden

“We need plants to be more than just the parsley to the pot roast of our house”, he said. Ok. I’m in.

Thomas Rainer, landscape architect and co-author with Claudia West of… 1,164 more words

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