Organic Gardening

Happy Memorial Day!

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My Top 10 Favorite Flowers

Now that gardening season has returned in full force, it’s time to revel in the glorious abundant beauty of nature (unless, that is, she is thrashing us with her rages). One of my favorite things about the spring-and-summer season is flowers.  So I’ve made a list of my favorites, and why I adore them. Peonies: […]

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How Organic Gardening is like Good Business

I was out puttering in my garden this morning, planting a few new perennials – (I’m running out of space for planting new things!). My mind was on work, as it is a lot these days. I stood up for a second, and looked out over my now-5-year-old garden, and thought of how far we […]

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A Royal Wedding Bouquet

By guest blogger Mark Kintzel The bouquet is an important element in any wedding. Here’s a fast and easy how-to lesson on making an organic flower bouquet fit for any princess. The flowers can be homegrown (as long as their blooming season coincides with your wedding date) or bought (search online for good sources). With […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Temra Costa

Temra is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate. Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, is the product of the eight years she spent working to create a more vibrant local food economy in California and beyond. She’s a radio show co-host on Green 960 (TheGreenMorning.com, works as a sustainable food […]

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City Gardens: The Bees’ Needs

By guest blogger Amy Freitag Amy Freitag is the executive director of New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and maintaining parks and community gardens in under-resourced New York City neighborhoods. It turns out that there is a lot to bees. After the first of my three days of beekeeping school, […]

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San Francisco Flower and Garden Show: Get Your Green On!

by guest blogger Annie Spiegelman, a.k.a. the Dirt Diva Garden nerds, come home. There’s a place where we belong. It’s time to get your green on at the 26th year of the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show! This year’s theme, “Life in the California Garden,” celebrates a bigger, better, and greener approach to tinkering […]

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It’s Time to Think about Gardening Again!

I can’t remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it won’t be warm and wonderful for at least another month or two, it is now permissible to reasonably expect that gardening season will return, and one must be prepared. […]

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