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Trashing trees. Why on earth?

By |August 23, 2021|11 Comments

  Let me count the ways to trash trees. I’ll start with careless butchery done every day by lawn mowers and string trimmers. I’ll add volcano mulch piled up around trees by jackleg landscapers. Then there are [...]

Stinzen me not

By |September 14, 2021|11 Comments

It started with a media release that I was about to delete, but first I needed to google a term I’d never heard before: stinzen gardens. The release concerned bulb planting, so this seemed like something I [...]

The plastic garden

By |August 31, 2021|21 Comments

On the label of an old painting, I came across a word we rarely see: “stooks,” meaning erect bindings of wheat or other sheaves dotting a field, ready for transport to granaries or ranches. You still see [...]

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