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Extreme Gardens - An Occasional Series

I have had occasion to write elsewhere about the two gardening extremes, which I refer to as BF and SF. BF stands for brute force, and refers to a garden that achieves its goals by the application of much labor and many resources. SF stands for survival of the fittest, where the garden is established with varying degrees of design and intention, and then allowed to go its own way. Most of our gardens fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, but this past summer, I was lucky enough to vi...

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We Are a Monarch Waystation

Yes, we are! A "Monarch Waystation" that is. After researching about the Monarch Waystation program, I discovered that we already had a designated ID #, which means we have been a waystation for quite some time. We are station #194 on the www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/ monarch map. Annually we have seen the monarch and her eggs and the caterpillar on our milkweed plants.

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Let's Get Growing!

Let's Get Growing!


The Spring season is off to a great start in the Children's Square Foot Garden at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Soil has been mixed, boxes have been topped off, seeds have been sown, and seedlings are stored in the greenhouse, as we anticipate the arrival of warmer temperatures.

The Elephant Garlic planted in the fall, shows healthy signs of new growth. While harvested chives from our garden ( and its lavender blossoms) was made into a tasty edible flower...

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