January 27, 2013
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This week we posted these items in What's Up
We hope you enjoy them, 8 new articles illustrated with 109 new
Garage green but carless:
Guarding against an over-the-top winter garden stash.
What's on our wish list, why. A joint review with a pro grower.
lists: A library of downloads
Easiest best perennials:
Great illustrated chart, especially nice for new homeowner.
Design a perennial bed
Perennial realities: How
to ignore the brown or cut it down
Thaw's Ups and Downs: Don't
make trouble when it gets warm!
plants: Time helps them weather the draft
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We do a lot of cooking in winter to make and freeze what we need
to eat fast but healthy during our busier seasons. Something we've
learned working side by side with knives in small spaces while days
and tempers are short is that things can get dicey in more ways
than one. Thus we stay tuned for any sign of cabin fever... and
this week we detected it in our email.
So we've included some advice against winter-risky behavior in
Garage Green but
Carless, and Thaw's Ups and Downs,
along with fun stuff about choosing new plants, designing with
perennials and the easiest, best perennials.
Please take a look at that Easiest Best list.
It's in our new format an Excel-using gardener can customize and
grow on. We hope you will relay it to new homeowners like those
whose email it's based on. Let's help the next generation of
gardeners with practical, non-commercial information.
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