Plant Lore: Snakeroot

Twice this week I had people comment on a weedy looking plant with white flowers that is growing in the Civic Garden Center’s Backyard Vegetable Garden. Since then, I have been seeing it all over town: mostly on the edges …

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Time to Start Dreaming of Spring

Fall is one of my favorite seasons: the late summer flowers are still holding on, deciduous trees start putting on their colorful displays and cool weather vegetables start booming again. Nursery sales kick in and I often pick up a …

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The Neighborhood Gardens team’s builds gardens on a shoestring budget.  We have a nose for finding the free leaf mulch, newspapers for weed suppression, donated rain barrels, pots, plants and even services like the man who wanted to practice whacking …

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Watering the Roof

This afternoon I stood on the roof of the Green Learning Station and watered. I was not cleaning the roof, I was watering its newest inhabitants. They looked a little shocked to have been moved from their garden apartment to …

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