June 30, 2015
Digging up Oenothera for transplanting elsewher

Rebalancing your Plant Portfolio

I’ve noted before that a basic principle of natural landscaping is to allow plants to move around, filling in gaps and finding their preferred niche. It never ceases to amaze me how sensitive some plants are to very small changes in habitat conditions and how they will seek their preferred location if allowed. Likewise few plants read the books and […]
May 18, 2012

Weeds, Seedlings and Plant ID

WEEDS and SELF_SOWN “GOOD GUYS” Spring and the renewal of growth in our garden beds and other plantings raises a lot of questions about gardening and landscaping techniques and philosophies. One of the key questions that always comes to my mind is – is that a weed or not? The answer to this question and the actions one may or […]
March 29, 2012

Spring Clean-up – A different approach

Since we are officially at the beginning of spring, an appropriate topic to touch on is spring bed clean-up. This is definitely an area where things can differ tremendously between natural landscaping and other approaches to landscaping. First, I need to note that natural landscaping proponents (such as me!) advocate leaving the majority of plantings “up” for winter. In autumn […]
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