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More than a humble vegetable plot, a potager is both beautiful and productive. The loveliest such kitchen garden I have ever seen is that of the late British gardener, Rosemary Verey. I visited the garden at Barnsley House after Ms. Verey’s death, when it was in the process of being converted into a boutique hotel....
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It’s almost fall — the season when many ornamental grasses bloom, adding soft texture, movement and distinctive color to the garden.  Muhlenbergia species are some of my favorites.  Their beautiful mounding form and low water needs make them a valued addition to the waterwise garden. There are a number of varieties to choose from; some...
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Looking for inspiration to start raising and preserving backyard produce?  Karen Veitch and Steve Friedman have spent the past 13 years transforming their 11,000 square foot urban lot into a lush backyard farm.  What began as a family pastime when their children were young has turned into a passion.  “If I hear about an obscure...
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