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Should you let your lawn go dormant? 0

Posted on July 29, 2010 by Paige

Missoula, MT - brown hill, green trees - it's summer!

I went to graduate school in Montana. Before that, I’d never been west of Georgia where the grass grows green all summer. I still vividly remember how perplexed I was, upon arriving in Missoula in August,  to see that the grass on the hill behind the campus was brown.

“Aha,” I thought, “they recently had a fire, that must be it.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Groundcover pair for shade 0

Posted on April 20, 2010 by Paige

One groundcover is useful, two or three together and you’re on your way to art before you even worry about other plants.

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' with Saxifraga 'Primuloides' and a hosta (probably 'June')

However, mixing groundcovers is a tricky business. Read the rest of this entry →



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