city gardening

Green Acre #180: Babysitting Nature

In the Cavanaugh household, where there are no plants to be found there is flowered wallpaper, in large-scale in-your-face patterns. (But even there, note the tendril trailing artfully across a framed picture.) / Photo by Stephanie Cavanaugh. AT THE TENDER age of 70, our friend Jill left Washington DC for New York for two years [...]

January 22, 2020

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Green Acre #179: Seasonal Whiplash

Heaven help Margot and Phyllis (and the other hydrangeas too)!

January 15, 2020

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Green Acre #178: Bring the Spring and Summer Indoors

No need for plain-Jane walls when there are scenic wallpapers.

January 8, 2020

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Green Acre #177: Mother Nature Has a Gift for Everyone

Here are nine of her best ideas for holiday giving.

December 18, 2019

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Green Acre #176: Holidays? What Holidays?

Ignore Christmas? This year, decorating magazines prefer, um, September?

December 11, 2019

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Green Acre #175: ‘Tis the Season to Be Glittery

When “over the top” isn’t even halfway to “enough.”

December 4, 2019

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Green Acre #174: Inside the Great Outdoors

When you can’t garden, you can dream, with the help of Linda O’Keeffe’s new book.

November 13, 2019

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Green Acre #173: Bulbs-a-poppin’

A little planting and a lotta lifting will ensure next year’s floral bounty.

November 6, 2019

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Green Acre #172: Avocados on Demand

Get them delivered (in NYC) or grow your own.

October 30, 2019

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Green Acre #171: Out of One, Many

Fancy floral arrangements hold creative possibilities.

October 23, 2019

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Green Acre #170: The Subject Is Ginger (Not Rogers)

There’s a lot to be said for this root. About 800 words’ worth.

October 16, 2019

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Green Acre #169: Green With Envy

A field guide to luck and four-leaf clovers.

October 9, 2019

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Green Acre #168: All Hail Kale!

In the garden, it’s time to talk of cabbages and things.

October 2, 2019

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Green Acre #167: Raccoon 10, The Prince 0

This pond ain’t big enough for both of us!

September 25, 2019

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Green Acre #166: A Park for All Reasons

Free yoga classes, good food, a winery and immaculate waterfront are just four reasons to head to Yards Park.

September 18, 2019

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Green Acre #165: In a Garden Gladly

Harvey Ladew’s creation is worth a trip from most anywhere.

September 11, 2019

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Green Acre #164: A Case of Entrapment

Mice are a problem only if you think they are.

September 4, 2019

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Green Acre #163: The Truth About Food

Bananas come from . . . banana trees!? Who knew?

August 28, 2019

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