Tag: weeds

Garden Horror: Invasive Plants

Just in time for Halloween, we turn our attention to plants guaranteed to give gardeners and environmentalists of all stripes nightmares. We speak, of course, of invasive plants. The USDA National Invasive Species Information Center defines an invasive plant as one that

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The Earth-Friendly Gardener

As the green movement picks up steam, more and more companies claim to be “environmentally responsible.” Surprisingly, the gardening industry is one of the least green we can think of, often relying on huge inputs of water and chemicals. We’re

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Listening to the Weeds

As gardeners, we spend a lot of energy thinking about, preventing, and removing weeds. But weeds have a lot to teach us, if we’re willing to listen. Learn from them, then learn to outsmart them. 1. Weeds are plants growing

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