Green Acre #37: Color Her Cool

January 11, 2017

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them into stores. Pantone’s Greenery The same people who brought you the 1970s pestilence called avocado now present the color of the year: Greenery.  The yellow-green color of emerging ferns, it’s “a refreshing and revitalizing shade,” they say. “Greenery is symbolic…

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Green Acre #67: Green Grows My Garden

August 16, 2017

Nancy McKeon

…The aptly named Equisetum giganteum ‘El Tabacal‘ grows 10 feet tall. There are different shades of green, from bright to blackish. There’s the occasional burgundy and sometimes a bicolor, green and white. There are more than 11,000 varieties, give or…

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Green Acre #369: Going For the Green

February 16, 2022

Nancy McKeon

Synthetic grass leads up to a pool in Anaheim, California. / Photo above and on the front from the Synthetic Grass Store in California, octurfstore.com. This Green Acre column first ran a year ago. We’re rerunning it to give LittleBird…

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Green Acre #57: 10 Fast and Fabulous Tips . . .

June 7, 2017

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…come to roost (or whatever it is they do.) —Stephanie Cavanaugh LittleBird Stephanie writes and writes and writes about gardens, real and imagined. To read earlier columns, type Green Acre into the Search box at the top of the page….

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Green Acre #64: Garden Memories, If I Can Remember Them

July 26, 2017

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Dappled sunlight, yes, but the Cavanaugh acreage is mostly a shady, shady place. / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh. WHAT ARE THESE green stalks coming out of the large terracotta pot on the back porch steps? I thought I’d emptied it…

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Green Acre #79: Grandiflora

November 15, 2017

Nancy McKeon

…a bathroom by a centipede, it made my skin crawl. But that’s another story. Just now flipping through it again … I need a shower. —Stephanie Cavanaugh LittleBird “Stephanie Gardens” writes the Green Acre column every week. To read earlier…

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Green Acre #212: Loving Liriope

September 9, 2020

Nancy McKeon

…only charge $2.99.”  After all, what are mothers for? —Stephanie Cavanaugh LittleBird “Stephanie Gardens” just loves the green stuff. Her Green Acre column appears every Thursday—except next week, when family invades and a good time is had by all.  …

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Green Acre #76: Expanding the Definition of Gardening

October 25, 2017

Nancy McKeon

Stephanie Gardens, could probably use a little more adult supervision out in the garden, no? To read her earlier columns, some of which actually discuss real gardening, type Green Acre in the Search box at the top of the screen….

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Green Acre #58: Garden of Misery

June 14, 2017

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…Stephanie, when she’s not hunkered down in the slough of despond, writes about gardening hits and misses. You can read all her Green Acre columns by typing Green Acre into the Search field at the top of the page.  * I…

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Green Acre #50: Would You Hire Me . . .

April 19, 2017

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…this weekend and buying a plant, maybe two. —Stephanie Cavanaugh LittleBird Stephanie does keep writing about gardening; we just can’t stop her. To read previous columns, search for Green Acre in the Search box at the top of the screen….

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Green Acre #51: Scents of a Garden

April 26, 2017

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…the needs of each, and growing tips. The reading is almost as tasty as the sniffing. —Stephanie Cavanaugh  To read previous columns of our unstoppable urban gardener, search for Green Acre in the Search box at the top of the screen….

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Green Acre #17: Gardening Beyond Flowers

August 17, 2016

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…at them. This is, theatrically speaking, called “pulling focus.” —Stephanie Cavanaugh Gardener Cavanaugh is writing a book on urban gardening. To read all her earlier Green Acre columns, type “Green Acre” in the Search box at the top right of the…

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Green Acre #18: Paradise Is for the Birds

August 24, 2016

stephanie cavanaugh

…on a book about urban gardening. Her own city plot is on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. You can read all of her Green Acre columns by typing Green Acre in the search box at the top right of this page….

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Green Acre #62: The White Garden

July 12, 2017

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…tiresome. —Stephanie Cavanaugh LittleBird Stephanie writes about her garden and the gardens of others, as the mood hits her. You can read earlier Green Acre columns by typing Green Acre in the Search box at the top of the page….

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Green Acre #19: Think I Know What I'm Talking About?

August 31, 2016

stephanie cavanaugh

…gardening (and anything else she can think of). To read her earlier D.C. Green Acre columns, type Green Acre into the Search box at the top right of the page. We numbered them so you can follow the gardener’s “progress.”…

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Green Acre #66: How Does My Ugly Garden Grow?

August 9, 2017

stephanie cavanaugh

…garden, do not like outdoor work at all, do not like . . . the color green? / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh. The less said about this garden the better, but I will try. A fringe of green (which qualifies…

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Green Acre #75: Make Way for the Winter Garden

October 18, 2017

Nancy McKeon

…Capitol Hill garden . . . sometimes. To read earlier columns, type Green Acre into the Search box at the top of the page. Pansies at Frager’s Hardware Garden Center on Capitol Hill in DC. / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh….

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Green Acre #190: The Dirt on Dirt

April 1, 2020

Nancy McKeon

…the sign said. Being a child raised on the oeuvre of Roald Dahl and having learned her ABCs from Edward Gorey (“A is for Alice who fell down the stairs”)*, she instantly recognized the Green Acre column possibilities and called…

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