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All is revealed

September 9, 2016 0 comments

It’s always easy to get carried away at plant sales. And as my fabulous new finds go in the ground, I’m quite sure I’ll remember each and every one when next spring rolls around. So…

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Pollinator preserves take flight

August 23, 2016 0 comments

A sign that the Cambridge Pollinator Preserve (CPP) is living up to its name comes in the form of ambush bugs lurking on the white blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace…

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Listening for the divine

June 16, 2016 0 comments

It’s a joy to hear the birds singing outside my window as I write this post on a warm June evening. Cardinals, chickadees, various sparrows, mourning doves, robins, grackles and the odd woodpecker…

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Rain gardens: beauty with benefits

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Rain gardens are growing in popularity as an attractive, cost-effective way to manage stormwater – they help prevent flooding, naturally filter out pollutants to protect water quality, and reduce stress…

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Best milkweeds for monarchs

March 16, 2016 0 comments

Planting milkweed this year? If your goal is to provide habitat for monarch butterflies, you’ll want to choose milkweed varieties that are native to your region – and suitable for…

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