city gardening

Green Acre #90: Plant Lovers Find Their Tribe

Of course there are Facebook groups for you. Many, in fact.

February 14, 2018

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Green Acre #89: A Room of Her Own

Man Cave, meet the She Shed.

February 7, 2018

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Green Acre #88: The Prince and the Fern

The Boston green may be common, but it’s also a bit picky.

January 31, 2018

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Green Acre #87: Some Real Fake News

Fake flowers, fake hip. It all works.

January 24, 2018

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Green Acre #86: Oh, Faux-some Me!

Can an old hip bone hold flowers? If I survive, I’ll let you know.

January 17, 2018

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Green Acre #85: Indoors It Can Be Spring

Don’t despair! There are fragrant bulbs to force and geraniums to propagate.

January 10, 2018

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Green Acre #84: Three Cheers for Florabundance

A riot of colorful fleurs can distract from our icy moments.

January 3, 2018

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Green Acre #83: Light Up the Night

‘Tis the season for lasers and projectors. Really.

December 20, 2017

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Green Acre #82: Put a Wreath on It

Holiday greens can be ho-ho-ho without being ho-ho-hum or, worse, ho-ho-humbug.

December 13, 2017

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Green Acre #81: US Botanic Garden Hits the Road

Cheering US’s oddball ‘Roadside Attractions.’ And, oh yeah, Christmas trees!

December 6, 2017

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Green Acre #80: The Compost From Hell

Compost is smelly when you get it right. And when you get it wrong.

November 29, 2017

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Green Acre #79: Grandiflora

A brilliantly colored book that brings the outside inside.

November 15, 2017

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Green Acre #78: Winter Comes for the Window Box

Bye-bye, sweet-potato vine. Hello, hardy little cabbages.

November 8, 2017

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Green Acre #77: How to Dig a Hole

“Stephanie Gardens” knows what’s important in gardening. She often just doesn’t want to do it.

November 1, 2017

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Green Acre #76: Expanding the Definition of Gardening

Stephanie’s new definition includes spray paint.

October 25, 2017

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Green Acre #75: Make Way for the Winter Garden

Plant the tulip bulb, plop in the pansy. Repeat.

October 18, 2017

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Green Acre #74: Fairy Tales Do Come True But . . .

Some gardens are just too, too tiny.

October 11, 2017

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Green Acre #73: The Indoor Plant Shuffle

Taking plants inside for the winter? Why not tag them so you’ll know what they are? Ha!

October 4, 2017

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