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The Hungry Herds

GOOD MORNING, DEER. Good afternoon, and evening, too. I hear them outside my windows after dark, trolling through my plantings for tasty buds. A deer fence is back near the top of my list. The hungry herds have left me … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Soon: Backyard Community Garden, Red Hook, Brooklyn SNOW IS STILL BLANKETING THE GROUND — another few inches yesterday — but it’s getting nearer the day we can start gardening in earnest. I intended to do a whole planning thing with … Continue reading

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Guest Room Re-Do

THIS COMING WEEK, I’M SLIPPING IN A RENOVATION PROJECT that wasn’t even on my priority list. The roofer remains elusive, and I can’t do the parking court until he’s done. I can’t do the deck/outdoor shower until April at least, … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn

A FEW YEARS BACK, this 25’x30′ Brooklyn Heights backyard was basically a dog run, with a broken stone patio and a canopy of ailanthus trees. Now, with the help of garden designer Nigel Rollings, who teaches the popular Urban Garden … Continue reading

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