Outdoor Living

Serenity Now

Serenity Now

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Private plant reserve offers a tranquil outdoor refuge Nature Deficit Disorder is not yet recognized in medical textbooks or psychology journals, but to Betty…

Snapdragon Decision

Snapdragon Decision

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Flower farm thrives on agritourism and wild arrangements Loretta and Kurt Ball, along with Ledger, 10 and Quinn, 13, live on what she refers…

Private Property

Private Property

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How to create outdoor seclusion with the right shrubs and trees It became clear last spring that COVID-19 wasn’t going away anytime soon, so…

Where the Wild Sculpture Is

Where the Wild Sculpture Is

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Outdoor exhibit heralds the warmth of the new season The Luna moth is elusive. As its name suggests, the winged insect only flies at…

Growing Money

Growing Money

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Appalachian wild ginseng is wildly profitable For generations, American ginseng (shortened to “sang” in mountain vernacular) has provided folk medicine and a unique revenue…

Bulbs Off the Books

Bulbs Off the Books

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Experienced flower growers give seasoned (and surprising) advice Just as there is no rose without a thorn, there is no flower farm without moles, voles,…

Growing Concern

Growing Concern

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In a season of uncertainty, more seek help in cultivating their gardens “Just a suburban guy from New England,” is how Brandon Greenstein introduces himself….

Inhabiting  Another World

Inhabiting Another World

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Why we need fairy gardens more than ever Fairies are such stuff as dreams are made of. Maybe. At Bullington Gardens, a 12-acre horticultural…

Enduring as an I-Beam

Enduring as an I-Beam

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Exploring the home life of intercontinental trailblazers Jennifer Pharr Davis doesn’t say that “she” broke the Appalachian Trail’s thru-hike speed record in 2011. She says…