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April 2011

Arbor Day

April 29, 2011

Today is Arbor Day in the United States. Arbor Day is an interesting holiday, which gets less press than the all-out events of Earth Day. It originated in Nebraska in 1872, and was founded by Julius Sterling Morton, the editor of the Nebraska City News. April 10th, 1872, was the first Arbor Day, and apparently […]

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High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening

April 27, 2011

The relationship between green living and gardening is obvious, and gardening provides us with a simple, enjoyable way to live more green. But not all gardening habits are created equal. Spending hours watering a chemical-dependent lawn just can’t compete with more earth-friendly garden practices, like choosing native plants or adopting all organic pest control methods. […]

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A New Kind of Growing

April 26, 2011

Today’s my last day at Timber before heading off on maternity leave. I leave you in the capable hands of Candice Peaslee, who will be heading up the blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed in my absence. (You’ll probably also hear from Jean Ann Van Krevelen of White Willow Media, who is doing some work […]

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Points of Interest

April 25, 2011

Worth a Thousand Words We’re proud of the work Rob Cardillo did for The Encyclopedia of Container Plants. Rob’s a well-known garden photographer and Horticulture Magazine asked him to judge its 2010 Garden Photography Awards. You can see the award winners here and honorable mentions here. My personal favorite is “Boston Snow” by Nancy Donta. […]

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Happy Earth Day — GRAND PRIZE Giveaway

April 22, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Gardening Jones! Many, many thanks for all the kind, generous comments that people posted on this blog post and on all our other blog posts over the course of last week (and always, really.) We feel lucky to have such enthusiastic and participatory fans! We always welcome comments from […]

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Earth Week — The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

April 22, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Alison for winning our prize! Thanks to everyone for playing. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land stewardship, and habitat creation. We’re celebrating Earth Week by posting content from some of our […]

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Earth Week — Small Green Roofs

April 21, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Jenna on Twitter for winning Small Green Roofs in our random drawing! Everyone can join in tomorrow for TWO giveaways — a giveaway of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, and a Grand Prize giveaway of all the books we gave away during the course of the week. Stay […]

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Earth Week — The Edible Front Yard

April 20, 2011

Update: Congratulations to Beth Ann Daye, who won today’s drawing for The Edible Front Yard! Thanks to everyone for playing, and check in tomorrow for a giveaway of Small Green Roofs. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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Earth Week — American Meadow Garden

April 19, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Peggy Flan, who won our random drawing today! Thanks to everyone for playing, and check in tomorrow for a giveaway of The Edible Front Yard. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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Earth Week — Bringing Nature Home

April 18, 2011

Updated to add winner: Congratulations to Susan Knorr for winning our copy of Bringing Nature Home! Thanks to everyone else for playing, and stay tuned tomorrow for The American Meadow Garden. As gardeners, we are in the enviable position of being able to actually give back to the earth in the form of planting, land […]

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