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Category Archives: Mulch

Victory Gardens for the 21st Century

It’s been about 25 years or so ago that I started my first food/flower garden. I had my first big apartment with a patio and I grew tomatoes, peppers, roses, hibiscus, sage and salvia. I spent that last 17 years teaching people how to grow their own food in their native, Xeriscaped and perennial flowerbeds, …

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Start a New Garden Without Leaving the House!

In a time when the world seems upside down, the best thing we can do is to ground ourselves in our own space. When people know more about thier phones than they do about the plants and trees in their yards, or where their food comes from, it’s painfully evident we are out of balance. …

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How Do I Begin a New Landscape?

The first thing you want to do is decide how you plan to use your land and be sure to create as many living and seating places throughout the space as possible. You can hire a designer, consultant or even go online for inspiration to design and create your own space to enjoy. Whether it …

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“I Don’t Want It, I Don’t Want It !”

If your plants could speak our language it would be so much easier. The truth is that plants do speak to us by stressing or dying, thriving, surviving and standing the test of time. In my Landscape Consultations over the last 15 years some things are consistent; though most people know they have a problem …

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Mushrooms on my Mulch?? It’s a Good Thing!

One of the questions I hear often after an installation of plants into organic matter or after a heavy rain event is “What do I do about the Mushrooms growing in my mulch?” The answer is, “Tell them thank you!” Mushrooms growing in your mulch, composted beds or landscape beds are a really good thing …

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