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(Jennifer Ebeling)
 
 
 

Jun 16, 2017

Today we are going to explore the various methods to make your new garden feel much older!

Back when I first started gardening, I remember learning with a little sense of frustration the old adage about perennials - the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, and the third year they leap.  I remember thinking, "Three years?! Really?" I’m not especially patient, so this three year revelation was a definite downer to the grand plans I had for my first garden in front of my porch.

Fast forward to today, my garden is almost 20 years old and I’m over 20 years wiser. The years of work in this garden have paid off.  So much so, that despite being late returning to the garden this spring after my rotator cuff surgery, the garden in large part carried on just fine. The bones of the garden and the good plant selections continue to reward this recuperating gardener (and mother of four teenagers!). I am grateful. 

All this got me thinking about what I would have told my younger self all those years ago. Could I have gotten to this place sooner? Are there strategic choices I could have made to create this sense of age and stunning lushness? I think the answer is a resounding yes, and that’s what I’ll be talking about on this week’s show!

 

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The Garden News Roundup for June 16, 2017:

PDF - arboretum.harvard.edu

High Line NYC: The Inside Story by Landscape Designer Piet Oudolf - Gardenista

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

Sneaky Composting: How to Use a Worm Tube in the Garden

How this ninth-generation Californian got his start in organic farming - LA Times

Why It Can Be Dangerous To Use Vinegar To Kill Weeds | Rodale's Organic Life

How to Grow a Carpet of Moss

Perspective | Missed the boat on spring gardening? Relax and follow this guide.

The Difference Between Cilantro And Coriander, Explained

Recycled Metal Ostrich Plant Holders - African Sculpture Garden Art | Swahili Modern

Blue poppies shine at Gardening Scotland | Life and style | The Guardian

Israeli Hummus Warm, whipped,... - Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

KITCHEN HACK: Recipe calls for “softened butter,”

JUNE! Abundance, More Planting, Tending for Super Production!

Blog - Potted Style DIY Contest Potted

Dilled Red Potatoes and Peas - foodiecrush

The Greening Of The High Line

The Horticult on Instagram: “Mistletoe cactus #pseudorhipsalis The pink berries are more impressive than their flowers 🤔This low light tropical cactus makes a great…”

New adventures, new gardens, and new memories | Harmony in the Garden

Western forests might one day look more like Eastern forests, thanks to climate change | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Do You Really Need a Strawberry Huller? | Kitchn

Grafting Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Letter of Recommendation: Pothos - The New York Times

The Best Ways to Store and Preserve Cilantro

Want to Save the Trees? Unleash the Fungus! | WIRED

Creamed Peas With Eggs Recipe

Scientists Just Solved The Strange Case of Pine Trees That Always Lean Towards The Equator

How a farmers' market feeds my soul

Controlling Aphids in the Garden Naturally | Fresh Eggs Daily®

Meet the “Guerrilla Gardener” Changing South Central Los Angeles With Soil - Vogue

Plant "brains" use human-like process to decide when to sprout

Please Appreciate This Magnificent Turn of the Century Seed Catalog Art

Is this plant a weed? : Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

A Tour of Moss Mountain Farm | Garden Betty

The Poetry Lover’s Garden - Shoot

Gardening with Kids • RUN WILD MY CHILD

Up and away | Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

This Crazy Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Is there a reason to cheer record horticulture harvest? - Livemint

All the Green Things Salad Recipe - Cooking Light