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From Invasive Lot to Native Garden

by David Smith This article first appeared in EcoRI News and is reprinted here with permission. Work will continue this summer on stabilizing a 2.6-acre undeveloped parcel owned by the Avalonia Land Conservancy in the heart of the Borough of Stonington. The now-barren land will be filled with plants and shrubs. The parcel at the end […]

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A Wild Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

by Jenny Blackwell It’s hard to imagine what New York City looked like before settlers arrived and cleared the way for development, but a new one-acre garden in the middle of Brooklyn tries to recreate the ecology of the greater New York City area, Long Island, and coastal areas of New Jersey as it existed for […]

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From Nursery to Garden: Establishing Plants in the Landscape

by Kate Stafford and Mark Richardson There’s little mystery to successfully establishing plants in the landscape. Most plants will thrive when given the right growing conditions. But, it’s our job as landscape professionals to provide all the tools for their success – from choosing the right plants for the site and digging properly-sized holes, to […]

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How Will Climate Change Affect Our Plant Palette?

by Peter van Berkum As the climate warms up, we are faced with some daunting facts. Our frost free season is getting longer. Our winters are warmer, at least sporadically. Violent weather events are becoming more frequent. Summers are getting wetter, but strange weather patterns are bringing prolonged dry spells. (more…)

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Making Magic with Mosses

by Annie Martin aka Mossin’ Annie Moss landscapes offer a magical appeal with verdant expanses that seem to encapsulate our spirits with a sense of serenity. Yet, the environmental advantages of eco-friendly mosses add another element of magic through the creation of outdoor living spaces that complement natural ecosystems. As Planet Earth’s oldest living land […]

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