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The Twenty-First Century American Garden: My View

Anyone not sleep-walking through life is aware that Planet Earth is metamorphosing into a world never seen by humanity before. Rapid urbanization, consequent deforestation and habitat destruction, invading animals and plants, epic levels of environmental pollution – all are driven largely by human population growth that most experts believe is already well beyond sustainable levels. 3,861 more words

Piedmont Gardening

My native plants

One of my priorities for my home was creating sustainable landscaping. I’ve added as many native plants as possible to meet the needs of the Central Piedmont climate and to provide resources for native wildlife. 204 more words


Water Wars and Woes?

A week or so ago I was talking to a colleague about climate change and drought. I said that one of my experiences with drought and how poorly the climate scientists model drought and how long it takes to recover from drought I had witnessed first hand in Colorado. 285 more words

Sustainable Living

101 Tips for Sustainable Gardening

Ok, so I have to admit that I didn’t write the list, but I am passing it on to you.  The link below has several great ideas that I already use, and a bunch that I need to start using.   25 more words


Lawns, witch-burning, and blood-letting may have run their course

I have a love-hate relationship with lawns.  My toes like to curl deep in a green sponge of the stuff, but there’s a snake lurking in the grass. 936 more words

Great Outdoors

Knock-Knock--Your Weekly Flowers Have Arrived

I subscribe to our daily newspaper The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, to the nearby YMCA, to all sorts of professional magazines and newsletters, to home and gardening magazines (of course!), and to an assortment of other services. 423 more words

Beyond Arch City

Sometimes Doing The Simple Thing.....

I closed my post on Monday with the words “sometimes doing the simple thing is also the best thing for our pollinators.”

When I went back to re-read the post to make sure I didn’t have any typos, that sentence really stood out (I draft these things a few days or sometimes a few weeks in advance if I’m on a roll). 314 more words

Sustainable Living