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Germany: In Berlin a cemetery becomes a park and community garden via City Farmer

Cemeteries are observed in urban ecology studies for their biological qualities. The type of space, which includes the function of burial within a defined perimeter, has in fact over the years ensured the preservation of “natural islands” within the city: green areas, often informally used as parks, populated by animals, insects, trees and wild vegetation. […]

Discover Emily Dickinson’s Herbarium: A Beautiful Digital Edition of the Poet’s Collection of Pressed Plants & Flowers Is Now Online via Open Culture

So many writers have been gardeners and have written about gardens that it might be easier to make a list of those who didn’t. But even in this crowded company, Emily Dickinson stands out. She not only attended the fragile beauty of flowers with an artist’s eye—before she’d written any of her famous verse—but she […]

Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo via GAP Photos – Garden & Plant Picture Library

I have some bricks from a neighbor’s teardown and I think this would be a great idea to build in the garden. I’ll post photos when I make it happen.— Douglas   Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo – © Lee Avison/GAP Photos ➡️ Read Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo | GAP […]

Historical Garden Books – 76 in a series – The Floral cabinet and magazine of exotic botany Vol 2 (1837) by G. B. (George Beauchamp) Knowles

Historical Garden Books – 76 in a series – The Floral cabinet and magazine of exotic botany Vol 2 (1837) by G. B. (George Beauchamp) Knowles Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Publication date 1837 Topics Plants, Ornamental, Plant introduction, Botanical illustration, Botany, Gardening Publisher London : William Smith Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book […]

Hardscaping 101: Rain Gardens via Gardenista

As soon as it starts raining, I can’t help but think of all the ways I should be saving this precious resource. My son always suggests we catch the water by putting out a bunch of buckets, and I politely tell him that while that is a solution, there are more effective ways to use […]

r/gardening – Hugelkultur in progress via reddit

I have been thinking of trying out something like this and these photos give me even more desire to do it. — Douglas   Read Hugelkultur in progress – first attempt. I’m sure mistakes were made, but I had fun building my HILL 🙂 I used up all of the rotten logs from the firewood […]

Meet the monkeyflower, a weed that may hold the key to zebra stripes and other biological mysteries via Science | AAAS

Yaowu Yuan’s passion for monkeyflowers began in 2004 with a slideshow. Then a budding plant taxonomist at the University of Washington in Seattle and an avid hiker, he was amazed at the variety of wildflowers he saw on his outings in the Cascade mountains. Like Charles Darwin, he was vexed by what Darwin called an […]

Historical Garden Books – 75 in a series – Book of market gardening by R. Lewis Castle

Historical Garden Books – 75 in a series – Book of market gardening by R. Lewis Castle Download in Text, PDF, Single Page JPG, TORRENT from Archive.org Find more books and magazine in the subject areas:  Publication Year: 1906Topics: Truck Farming * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of […]

Society Garlic is pretty and edible via Tiktok

@douglaswelch Society Garlic is pretty and edible ##garden ##gardening ##plants ##flowers ##food ♬ The Music for Relaxation – Zen Music Garden From my Instagram Feed Read more on this topic: Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) Flowers Garlic planting time via Instagram [Photo] Planting basil cuttings via TikTok Clytostoma Callistegioides In The Garden via TikTok [Video] In […]

The Garden Decoder: What Is ‘Xeriscaping’? via Gardenista

Chances are, if you live in an arid or semi-arid region, you’re already familiar with xeriscaping—even if you haven’t heard of the term. Derived from “xeros,” the Greek word for “dry,” xeriscaping is the practice of designing landscapes that require little or no more water than what the natural climate provides. And if you don’t […]