The Italian Tour

I do not know what made me think I'd be blogging every day during the Gardens of Tuscany Tour. ?This was a content-dense experience not because we were so overladen with gardens, but we were in such rich territory every day was an adventure. By...

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A bonanza day

What a bonanza day this has been. ?I just have received the news that my book Ecological Gardening is going to come out in all-new up dated edition. Good old Random House has always kept it in print but this means ?a whole new life...

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Spring Mulch

This is a response to Michele's question about what is wrong with mulching: What Dr. Laurence Packer, the bee guy from York U, was objecting to last Saturday was exactly the kind of mulching most real gardeners hate as well: huge wood chips smothering the...

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