Monthly Archives: August 2008

Late-Summer Lawn Seeding

The weather in late summer and early autumn is perfect for establishing cool-season turfgrasses. In New England and other cold-winter climates, August and September are the best months to sow grass. After the contractors left late last summer, our back … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Garden

Time-tested planting technique is visually attractive and extremely productive In a The Three Sisters Garden, pole beans use the corn plants as a trellis. This Native American planting technique is the epitome of companion planting. The Three Sisters—corn, bean and … Continue reading

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Too Much Passion

An abundance of zucchini isn’t always welcome—especially when shared with the neighbors. But an abundance of passionfruit? Bring it on! Passionate Margarita I got a box in the mail the other day. It was from my friend Drew, who lives … Continue reading

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New Reliables

Rozanne makes the cut: long-blooming, fast-growing and blue-flowered. What’s not to like? The Rozanne geranium It’s always fascinating to see the new perennials that get showcased in catalogs each year. Recently, I saw a daylily with frosty white foliage that … Continue reading

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Enjoy Local Sweet Corn All Year

Freeze fresh locally-grown sweet corn for summer-succulent meals all winter. Freeze fresh locally-grown sweet corn for summer-succulent meals all winter. Several dairy farms in town become sweet corn entrepreneurs for five or six weeks in late summer. Canopy-covered picnic tables … Continue reading

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Meet Ira, the Green Man

Gardener uses plants instead of paint to create a green portrait. The photo at right was sent to us by one of our customers in Virginia. Maureen and her husband purchased a Living Wall Panel from our web site and … Continue reading

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Water Features for Birds

How to create a backyard attraction for neighborhood birds. This water feature uses a pump to recirculate the water. The water is stored in a basin that sits just below ground level. The basin has a perforated top that supports … Continue reading

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