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The Garden in Every Sense and Season

by  Tovah Martin Taken from The Garden in Every Sense and Season© Copyright 2018 by Tovah Martin, photographs by Kindra Clineff. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Grape Nuts You suspected autumn was in the air. Maybe you even feared fall’s inevitable arrival. But you didn’t come […]

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A Walk in the Garden

Text by Dan Jaffe Photos by Penny Lewis Before the hot weather took hold in New England, ELA took a late spring walk through Garden the Woods in Framingham, MA to see what was blooming. A return visit a month later offered additional photo ops. In addition to lovely individual plants, we also found some […]

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Breaking up a Boxy Backyard

Excerpted from The Less is More Garden® Copyright 2018 by Susan Morrison. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by the permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. by Susan Morrison Most small to average-sized gardens are rectangular. The most common backyards I see, both in recent suburban developments and older neighborhoods dominated by ranch […]

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The Perennial Borders

by Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne Taken from A Tapestry Garden© Copyright 2018 by Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. The perennial borders are not directly visible from the windows of the house, but come as a surprise when taking the path from the […]

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Fronds in My Garden

by Leslie Duthie When most people think of ferns, they picture delicate quivering fronds blowing in the breeze next to a rippling stream deep in the forest. Or they think of forested swamps with tall ferns growing among the maples. Sometimes we think of fern-covered stone walls rambling unexpectedly in the woods. All of these […]

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Climate-Wise Landscaping

Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt The following excerpt  from Climate Wise-Landscaping, New Society Publishers, April 17, 2018, is reprinted with permission. Plant in Groups and Communities Why This Matters Planting in groups, groves, clusters, and assemblages will benefit the environment— and the gardener—in several ways. First, this type of […]

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