city gardening

Green Acre #353: Tropical Expectations

Tropicals do best in the tropics. But that doesn’t mean . . .

October 13, 2021

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Green Acre #352: Garden Freebies

Fall cleanup means free decorative greens to make your great indoors even greater.

October 6, 2021

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Green Acre #351: A River Runs Near It

The deck leads to the garden, which leads to a Washington DC park, which leads to the water.

September 29, 2021

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Green Acre #350: A Weed by Any Other Name

Sometimes the plants we nurture turn out to be . . . interesting.

September 22, 2021

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Green Acre #349: A 10-Step Program

Gardens (and gardeners) can flourish in this in-between time with a 10-step approach.

September 15, 2021

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Green Acre #348: Reap as You Sow

But not quite yet. It’s time to order those bulbs, though.

September 8, 2021

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Green Acre #347: Anticipation

Looking forward is a delicious aspect of vacation trips and gardens.

August 25, 2021

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Green Acre #346: The Seeds Least Likely

The window boxes are overflowing, but the touch of magic is hiding in the back.

August 18, 2021

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Green Acre #345: Seeds of Hope and Kale

So what if I’m a month late in planting the itty-bitty seeds?

August 11, 2021

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Green Acre #344: A Fence Is Not a Fence . . .

. . . when it’s an “art installation” that nevertheless protects against prying eyes.

August 4, 2021

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Green Acre #343: The Under-$1,000 Solution

You don’t need thousands to make a heavenly little garden spot. But a few hundred wouldn’t hurt.

July 28, 2021

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Green Acre #342: Throwing Shade

Sunny gardens require planning. Shady ones just kinda happen.

July 21, 2021

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Green Acre #341: Fake It to Make It

Your flowers have flopped? Go full faux and no one may know.

July 14, 2021

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Green Acre #340: A Pool of One’s Own

In the depths of heat, the shallows beckon.

July 7, 2021

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Green Acre #339: The High C’s of Summer

Caladium and coleus add color to summer, and you don’t need to start from scratch.

June 30, 2021

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Green Acre #338: The Duke of Gardens

Getting lost in this North Carolina greenery isn’t the worst of fates.

June 23, 2021

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Green Acre #337: The Forgiveness of Ferns

Green and abundant, these garden stalwarts reward even the slightest attention.

June 16, 2021

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Green Acre #336: We Missed Naked Gardening Day!

There really must be a lid for every (flower) pot.

June 9, 2021

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