Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Burning

Garden Diary: late winter cleanup

February 26, 2017

This was the front garden on January 23. It lasted well into winter. But old growth must make way for the new, so last week my garden helper and I began cutting and burning in the back, and largest, part of the garden. This week we started with the front garden. Cutting and burning takes careful […]

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Clean slate

March 14, 2016

The burning and cutting is done. Within a month, with warmer temperatures,  thousands of grasses and perennials will break the surface, and a textured plain of green will emerge.

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Garden Diary: Late, better than never

March 24, 2014
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Driving along Federal Twist Road last weekend, I stopped my car for a quiet look at the forest. With sunlight beaming down in silent stillness, I could almost hear it, spring in the air.

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Garden Diary: More light, more life …

March 23, 2013
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My garden management processes resemble, in small scale, the extensive ecological disruption recently suffered by the surrounding forest.

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