The sweltering heat of summer has come upon us with full force, and what felt like the mid-season has quickly become late season gardening. A good well…
Back in March, when fresh veg was just a gleam in our eyes, I made the wise—if rather obvious—decision to only grow food we want to eat, and not to grow…
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Great Dixter, and its irascible owner/(non)designer/promoter Christopher Lloyd, has loomed large over the English gardening landscape for more than…
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Loudoun County, Virginia is home to a 300-mile network of gravel roads dating back to Colonial times. We are lucky to have one such road running along…
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We’ve never owned a house where the trees are in the right place. Whether it was an oversized cherry that took out the neighbor’s car in a thunderstorm…
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We left our garden alone for two weeks. You won’t believe what happened next!
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We just returned from a trip back to the UK where we visited several iconic garden spaces—Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Highgrove, RHS…
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My first exposure to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, about 15 years ago, was an unexpected catalyst for starting our own vegetable…
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Among the most ambitious projects in the extensive landscape plan developed by Daniel Robey at Huntlands Landscape Architecture (some of which are…
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I think it’s fair to say I thrive on record-keeping. I keep track of the books I’ve read, my knitting projects, and, yes, my gardening. Last summer I…
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June crept in with little fanfare here at Willow Greens Farm, bringing incremental growth, some truly outstanding weather, and its share of setbacks and…
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Way back in March, we began sowing vegetable crops in 72-cell trays and setting them on heat mats in the barn. There were trays everywhere: tomatoes…
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