city gardening

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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Green Acre #72: The Perfect Fruit Tree

Is there such a creature? So far the search is fruitless.

September 27, 2017

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Green Acre #71: Frogs in the Garden

We know there’s no free lunch. Well, there are no free tadpoles either. In case you wondered.

September 20, 2017

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Green Acre #70: Tulip Time Again

“Tulip Fever” is out. So are tulip bulb catalogues.

September 13, 2017

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Green Acre #69: Walls for Home and Garden

Open-plan living sacrifices mystery for . . . what?

August 30, 2017

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Green Acre #68: A Winter Garden (Almost)

A temporary solarium may, just may, be enlarged and improved.

August 23, 2017

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Green Acre #67: Green Grows My Garden

It’s shady business over there on Capitol Hill, and nary a zinnia in sight.

August 16, 2017

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

All too well, especially in this, um, free-spirited neighborhood.

August 9, 2017

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Green Acre #65: Guests in the Garden

Are raccoons pets or just garden ornaments? What about cats, and possums, and . . .?

August 2, 2017

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

Sniff some rosemary and call me in the morning.

July 26, 2017

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Green Acre #63: 10 Steps to the Perfect French Garden

Caution: It may involve . . . chickens.

July 19, 2017

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Green Acre #62: The White Garden

Think of it as the Queen of the Night garden. And a fragrant one it is.

July 12, 2017

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Green Acre #61: Beachy Keen

You can bring the beach back to the city. It’s a shell game.

July 5, 2017

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Green Acre #60: Making Art in the Garden

You don’t have to be Christo to “install” art the public can enjoy.

June 28, 2017

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Green Acre #59: Lighting Up the Night Garden

The humblest backyard becomes a wonderland with the right illumination.

June 21, 2017

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Green Acre #58: Garden of Misery

Slough of despond, meet my little Capitol Hill plot.

June 14, 2017

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

. . . for over-the-top gardens.

June 7, 2017

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