The reality of trying to grow plants for a living
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The reality of trying to grow plants for a living

Do you think at some point as children our imagination changes from imaginary friends, action figures, tea parties and dolls to speculative market planning? How dull the adult imagination can be.

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Landscape drainage for homeowners
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Landscape drainage for homeowners

Are you stricken with pools of water in your yard, and you don't own a pool? Instead of water moving away from your house, does it run into the basement?

Bring spring indoors by forcing branches
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Bring spring indoors by forcing branches

The weather this year has been a bit of a roller coaster. One day it feels like spring, and the next, we are reminded that we're still in the middle of winter.

Norfolk Island pines are beautiful houseplants
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Norfolk Island pines are beautiful houseplants

Norfolk Island pines are plants we commonly find during the holiday season. They are widely marketed as living Christmas trees and are commonly adorned with bells and bows.

Talking biodiversity, habitat and sustainability in the American landscape
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Talking biodiversity, habitat and sustainability in the American landscape

In 2015, I was interviewed for an article in an Associated Press story. The topic was on biodiversity in the home landscape.

New year, new yard: Setting landscape goals for 2020
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New year, new yard: Setting landscape goals for 2020

It is now the year 2020. It seems like everyone agrees saying year "twenty-twenty" feels so strange, as if we have arrived in a future we've only seen in movies and the Jetsons.