In the Green

This time of year, when the snowdrops bloom, I always think of Bill Owens.  Bill was a remarkable man:  born in 1905 in the tiny community of Pin Hook, Texas, he was ...

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Federal landscapes go sustainable

Somehow I missed some really big news – the October 31 announcement of new requirements for federal landscapes.  Should I blame the less than eye-catching announcement itself, shown above?  Or maybe the ...

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Bluestone says good riddance

Pot image by Shutterstock To plastic pots, that is. According to a press release I just got, Bluestone is the first perennial nursery to com­pletely replace plastic growing pots with biodegradable media.  ...

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Garden Variety SNARK

a little bit of snark, a touch of bitchiness, and a big eye-roll I was recently made aware of something that I had no idea about – it was said on an ...

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