New York bans phosphorus? Huh?

Algae in Lake Erie. Courtesy of the Ohio Sierra Club. For a state government that is generally immobilized under the weight of its own bureaucracy, inefficiency, and stupidity, the crew in Albany ...

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Cornell on Lawn Care: Do Less!

Lawns have been attacked for some years now, with claims that they require obscene amounts of water, fertilizers, pesticides, and gas-guzzling mowing, so of course the only responsible thing to do is ...

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Worst City/Gardener Clash Ever.

UPDATE:  Thanks to our alert readers for pointing out this Change.org petition you can sign. Meet Denise Morrison, a Tulsa gardener who carefully read the city code and followed it, planting nothing ...

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The Azalea Story Gets Juicier

Writer Joel Lerner has added another twist to the mystery of the Plan to Kill Beloved Azaleas at the National Arboretum (the gardening world around DC has talked about nothing else for ...

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Lawn Reform Blog is Born!

 Standard-issue "lawn care" information is OUT.  Lawn reform information is not only IN, it's important, dammit.  So 15 months ago the Lawn Reform Coalition launched a website filled with alternatives to the ...

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Research on the Impact of Invasives may Surprise You

The importance of eliminating invasive plants, which has long been considered settled dogma, is unsettling itself before our very eyes.  Harvard's Peter del Tredici is making waves among scientists and designers, though ...

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When she’s not gardening

This is Ellie. As I was driving into work today, I listened to an account of a small solidarity protest held in front of the company that operates our local water system. ...

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