Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘Heal Thyself’: A Garden Project Takes Shape

A garden designed for medicinal herbs. “The entrance through the arbor is lined with red slate. I am looking for someone to etch the words Heal Thyself into the slate,” Joann writes. Most of the raised bed sections are decorated … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Autumn Garden

Freshly pulled from the cool fall soil, these carrot thinnings are sweet, crisp and juicy. In the hour of twilight after I got home from work last night, I thinned the rows of carrots and beets that I sowed the … Continue reading

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Get Up Early; Get Up and Ride!

Brian rides a steel-frame Salsa Fargo road bike with 27 speeds, “which includes some nice low gears for hill climbing.” It’s a resolution many people make, but few follow through: “I should commute by bicycle more often.” To get people … Continue reading

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A Good Year for Potatoes

Part of the 2012 potato harvest Potatoes loaded into the Root Storage Bin The 2012 harvest keeps coming. This month, Deborah Miuccio, who manages the test gardens here at Gardener’s Supply, harvested about 60 pounds of potatoes from her family’s … Continue reading

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Where the Garden Meets the Street

Brugmansias, stealing the show. Every summer, the front border at our house is reserved for a display of annuals. It’s beside the sidewalk on one of Burlington’s main thoroughfares, so we want it to be special. This year, my partner … Continue reading

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