Monthly Archives: October 2010

Leave Your Leaves

There is probably no bigger controversy raging in the letters to the editor of my community newspaper, The Rivertowns Enterprise, than the debate over leaf blowers. Maybe deer culling, but we’ll get to that in a future post. Irate citizens … Continue reading

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The Great American Garage—Before and After

How green is your garage? Is it an organizational nightmare? Are the shelves filled with old paint cans and toxic pesticides? Is it where you store your trusty leaf-blower? Do you own expensive, seldom-used tools that could be borrowed and … Continue reading

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What Makes a Winning Plant?

What makes a winning plant? Not just winning in the sense of attractive, pleasing, engaging. But winning in the sense of horticultural experts giving it an award as an exemplar of its species. Yesterday I spent a few hours at … Continue reading

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Manhattan Transfer

Early autumn. New York City at its best. Cooler, crisp air. In between the crowds of shoppers, business people, tourists: parks, rooftop gardens, vest-pocket gardens. View from the roof of The New Museum, 235 Broadway between Rivington and Stanton Streets

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Allow me to introduce you to another cool garden blog, Urban Gardens: “Unlimited Thinking for Limited Spaces.” The site is the brainchild of Robin Plaskoff Horton, who collects delicious posts from all over the Internet about finding, creating, and experiencing … Continue reading

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