September 2020

Sweet Auburn: America’s First Garden Cemetery
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Photo: Mt. Auburn Cemetery Located four miles outside of Boston, Mount Auburn was America’s first designed rural cemetery. It also gave rise to the American park movement and became an eminent horticultural institution. Today, it is beloved by nature, landscape and...
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Veggies OK To Eat After Wildfires and Smoke?
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This is the first day I've been able to see the mountains - Mt. Wilson area with Bobcat fire smoke plume. Burnt branch tips from those two days of 114-degree heat. DON'T PRUNE OFF until new growth is apparent so...
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Inspiration for Shade Plantings from Reford Gardens
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When Elsie Reford set out to create a garden at her summer home north of Montreal, she began in a wooded area. A meandering stream gave her a picturesque starting point and the conifer forest that surrounded it gave her...
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Transition Time In The Garden
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It's 114 degrees at this moment, 6:15pm on September 5, when I can take photos because the sun has set over the back hill. I'm SO VERY THANKFUL that my folks chose this property - facing northeast looking at the...
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Planting a Garden with Kids: Tips and Activities
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How about taking advantage of the summer to garden with the children? Are the little ones on vacation and the weather is good? Now is the perfect time to introduce children to gardening. We take out the hoes and clogs,...
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