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In Your Garden Now
- Here's "What to do with your Leaves", including a plug for leafmold, and Lee Reich loves leafmold, too.
- And October really is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and (most) perennials here in Zone 7.
On the Sustainable Gardening Blog
- English ivy does this to trees, too – the rap sheet on ivy in trees.
- How I spent my summer vacation – the Lawn Reform Coalition
In My Garden
- Ew, that's ugly! But
the chain-link fence around my front yard is GONE at last, and the
English ivy hiding it, too. Sorry I can't show you the new fence yet,
but even this is almost too much excitement for me. Not kidding.
plant news, I brought back some yummy freebies from the garden writers
"swagathon": 'Blue Chip' Buddleias, 'Kaleidescope' Abelias, ajugas (no
label), dwarf crapemyrtles 'Berry Dazzle' and 'Sweetheart Dazzle', and
some 'Heavenly Scent' gardenias. Plus Cowpots and a big bottle of
Liquid Fence for my new deer problem (about which I'm trying not to
whine too much.)