Organic gardening

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groundcovers: out with the old, in with the natives, with ken druse

groundcovers: out with the old, in with the natives, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

WHAT THE WORD “groundcover” means has really changed in the years Ken Druse and I…

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deepening our nature connections, with julie zickefoose

deepening our nature connections, with julie zickefoose 150 150 Stein

ONE OF THE WAYS many of us have been getting through the last seven months…

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Fall Plantings Help You Eat into Next Spring

Fall Plantings Help You Eat into Next Spring 150 150 Stein

Fall plantings can help you eat from the garden through fall/winter and into early next…

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fall cleanup with ecology in mind, with doug tallamy

fall cleanup with ecology in mind, with doug tallamy 150 150 Stein

WHEN I LAST TALKED to Doug Tallamy in February around the publication date of his…

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dennis schrader’s tips for overwintering tender plants

dennis schrader’s tips for overwintering tender plants 150 150 Stein

I THINK OF THEM as investment plants, plants that might not be hardy where I…

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White Rot – Onions and Garlic (& Other Alliums)

White Rot – Onions and Garlic (& Other Alliums) 150 150 Stein

Once you have the fungus (Sclerotica cepivorum) that causes white rot in your soil it’s …

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starting over: page dickey’s new book ‘uprooted,’ on making a new garden

starting over: page dickey’s new book ‘uprooted,’ on making a new garden 150 150 Stein

THE WORD “downsizing” was spoken more than once, when Page Dickey and her husband were…

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faithful houseplants to hunker down with, with marc hachadourian of nybg

faithful houseplants to hunker down with, with marc hachadourian of nybg 150 150 Stein

WHO ARE YOU going to tuck in with this fall and winter, as the garden…

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A Secret to Success in the Garden

A Secret to Success in the Garden 150 150 Stein

There’s a secret to success in the garden (or any other endeavor) that’s seldom mentioned.…

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lessons learned in making a garden: ‘windcliff,’ with dan hinkley

lessons learned in making a garden: ‘windcliff,’ with dan hinkley 150 150 Stein

I HAVE A running joke with today’s podcast guest, a joke I suspect thousands of…

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saving (and sowing) seed of biennials, annuals and more, with ken druse

saving (and sowing) seed of biennials, annuals and more, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

MAYBE YOU CAN feel it where you garden, too: a slight shift in the weather,…

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flowers for drying: which ones, and how-to, with jenny elliott

flowers for drying: which ones, and how-to, with jenny elliott 150 150 Stein

A READER EMAILED me not long ago, asking if I’d ever written a story or…

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unusual flower bulbs to try, with matt mattus

unusual flower bulbs to try, with matt mattus 150 150 Stein

I SUSPECT that you each have several mail-order bulb catalogs on hand, and also that…

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turning ‘lawns into meadows,’ with owen wormser

turning ‘lawns into meadows,’ with owen wormser 150 150 Stein

A NEW BOOK came my way recently with a title that just said it all.…

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pinching and propagating, with ken druse

pinching and propagating, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

TODAY’S SHOW came out of a phone conversation that Ken Druse and I were having…

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Learning Organic Gardening – July Observations

Learning Organic Gardening – July Observations 150 150 Stein

Learning organic gardening is easier when we learn from others. Pictures, organic gardening ideas, and…

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lessons in ecology from mount auburn cemetery, with david barnett

lessons in ecology from mount auburn cemetery, with david barnett 150 150 Stein

YEARS AGO, a friend who founded a botanic garden in Massachusetts took me to visit…

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Summer Lilies and, Yes – Time to Think About Ordering Bulbs

Summer Lilies and, Yes – Time to Think About Ordering Bulbs 650 867 Stein

‘Bell Tower’ is an appropraite name for this ‘Downward Facing” Orienpet lily. This young bulb…

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poisonous plants, with dr. michael balick of nybg

poisonous plants, with dr. michael balick of nybg 150 150 Stein

A SURPRISING NUMBER of people ask me about whether this plant or that plant in…

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what’s wrong with my tomatoes? with dr. meg mcgrath

what’s wrong with my tomatoes? with dr. meg mcgrath 150 150 Stein

THE PURSUIT of perfection in tomatoes can be an elusive goal: The foliage gets spotty…

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