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Early Bird Houses in England

Adrian Thomas writes in his online site about saving birds. The title of one of the articles is simply "Restore Nature Now ." The focus of the article, dated January 22, 2016, is the nineteenth century English bird-lover Charles Waterton.…

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Age Can Influence Gardening

As we grow older, there are some things we cannot do in the garden as well as we did in our earlier years. For example, cutting the lawn became more difficult for me as I got older. Eventually we hired…

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Commercialization of the Garden

Now is the time you see lots of advertising for plants and gardening. It is, after all, that glorious season of spring. When an ad, however, for gardening appears whether in print, on television, or social media, it sells more…

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What makes a garden a cottage garden?

Did you ever wonder what the elements of a cottage garden are? On second thought, think about this. You might get as many answers as people you ask. Famous garden writers like Christopher Lloyd have written books on the subject.…

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Awestruck 19th Century Horticulturist

Who would think that a horticulturist would be struck one day by the beauty of topiary? Well, it happened to Robert Buist (1804-1880). Buist owned his own plant business in Philadelphia where he sold various kinds of plants, including the…

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