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The Orchard Ecosystem: Haphazard Mulching

by Michael Phillips The following excerpt is from Michael Phillips’s book The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way (Chelsea Green Publishing) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. I’m a guy who likes to take the concept of diversity to extremes. Establishing an orchard intermixed with all sorts of other plants and […]

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Mixing It Up – Can Edibles and Ornamentals Get Along in a Designed Garden?

by Ellen Sousa Many people love the idea of including functional plants (edibles and herbs) in ornamental plantings, but in reality it’s not always easy to achieve an acceptable aesthetic without careful design, plant selection, and attention to each plant’s growth habit and needs. Vegetable gardens tend toward the messy side, and popular fruit and […]

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