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Mulch Mountain

THERE’S A NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL FEATURE on my Springs, L.I., property that isn’t making me happy. It’s a hill made of mulch — 5 cubic yards of it. That’s a lot. It sits in my driveway, waiting to be deployed as … Continue reading

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The Aegopodium Avenger

LAST YEAR IT WAS WISTERIA VINE that was the bane of my gardening existence. The stuff was so out of control it had taken down a shed and killed trees by strangulation. Hired landscapers hacked down much of it; I … Continue reading

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Garden Guilt

MAYBE I READ TOO MANY GARDENING BOOKS, but I find I’m plagued by feelings of doing lots of things “wrong” in my initial efforts to turn my long-neglected, weedy, and lately muddy half-acre into a proper garden. OK, it’s only … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Mystifying

AT TWILIGHT YESTERDAY, I surveyed my 4/10 of an acre. Now that the bulk of the wisteria and weeds have been cleared away, I can see what I’ve got here, though I can’t identify all of it. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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