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The Power of Not Doing

I have discovered the native plants. They are everywhere along the creeks, not far from my garden. They’re hidden among English ivy, honeysuckle and celandine. Sometimes they pop up in groves, other times there are only a smattering. 946 more words


The Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Garden Design

Starting Out with Native Plants

Every gardener who uses native plants has had an  “Aha!” moment when they realize how important it is that they, personally, focus on ecological gardening. Mine resulted from a lecture I heard by Rick Darke, organized by Chatham’s then-Conservation Agent Kristen Andres.  607 more words

Native Plants

July Notes 2018

After an enormous harvest of lettuce, so much I had to turn on the other fridge, it’s now the dog days of summer and I guess you could say we’ve hit a dry spell in both rain and harvest. 884 more words


The Dog Days of Summer

Whew, well we’re in it well and good now. Technically the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ refers more to the rising of the Dog star but it also coincides with some of the hottest days of the year in July and August. 749 more words

The Teachings of Saxifrage and Orchid

Saxifrages and Orchids are some of the most otherworldy plants you might encounter in your herbal path. They are known primarily for their inherent beauty and not widely used in Southwestern herbal traditions. 3,011 more words

Herbal Medicine