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The Ineffectual Landscaping Fabric of Despair

What this landscaping fabric was not good for: restraining weeds.  As you can see, roots have shot right through it. What this landscaping fabric is great for: poking up through the weeds that have taken over the spot in garish white plastic strips. The previous

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Scapes Aplenty

Although I’ve gardened for some years, I didn’t start planting garlic until three years ago. Living in the desert, I couldn’t grow garlic without an unseemly amount of irrigation. Living in the South, so many grand oaks grew around my home that I was restricted

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Volunteer Trees: Birch, Ash, Dogwood?

In gardening there are annuals, there are perennials, and then there are the plants that could outlive us. In the last group are the trees, and I’m lucky to have many of them where I live in Maine. I have three volunteers this year that

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