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Entries from November 24th, 2009

Yesterday I Lost An Old Friend

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

As long as we have lived in this house my wife and I have always admired two tall poplar trees in a neighboring garden. Watching the leaves appear each spring – my wife insists that April 20 is the date when they are fully in leaf, and then gradually losing them in the fall so [...]

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The End Is Near and the Blue Rose

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

“The End Is Near!” screams the headline, but all that it portends is the passing of the seasons as we come to the end of another gardening year. The article itself is a chatty interview with three gardening experts from the Twin Cities, “Don Engebretson, author of five garden books, who also runs the Renegade [...]

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Landscaping Pavements and November Cleanup

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

Landscaping a pavement sounds like a contradiction in terms until you realise that what Tony Tomeo, writing in the Los Gatos Weekly-Times, is talking about is growing plants in pots. Not that he is particularly fond of container gardening, but he found it was the answer when he had large areas of paving that he [...]

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Exploring the Compost – Garlic Connection

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News

I was intrigued by the above headline that was on an email I received from Kitchen Gardeners International whose newsletter drops into my inbox every month. The article talks of three ways that compost and garlic are connected. The first two are fairly obvious that using compost to amend the soil helps to produce a [...]

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