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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Its that time of year when winged travelers everywhere are making their spring migrations, leaving behind warm climates for adventures farther north, hopefully stopping along the way so we can catch …

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Steal This Look: Outdoor Shower

We love this perfectly simple outdoor shower by New York architects Murdock Young. Recreate the look with the following hardware elements (and a good builder). Above L: Sugatsune 4lc Series Han…

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Backyard Bear: A Close Encounter

On a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago, my family had an unexpected visitor - a black bear. In the 25 years that weve inhabited the house and the densely wooded property and pond that surrounds it, a m…

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An Easier Way to Grow Vegetables

When I read the intro to Mel Bartholomew's book, Square Foot Gardening, I encountered the story of my experience a few summers ago. With a zealous, optimistic heart, I helped begin a community garden…

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10 DIY Spring Garden Projects

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~ Robin Williams Gardening can be one of the most rewarding eco-hobbies. It provides healthy exercise with nourishing results. My last post prepped…

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Spring Garden Tips To Wake Up The Garden

Are you ready for a new season? March marks the beginning of what we Northeasterners call, Mud Season. The ground is not quite primed for gardening yet, and were up to our knees in mud. It is the per…

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5 Cancer-Fighting Garden Herbs

Oh, the lovely bounty of nature. As the weather warms, home gardeners around the country are able to look no further than their backyard for flavorful herbs to add that farmstead layer of taste to the…

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