Green Acre

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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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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