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The lure of a meadow

July 28, 2017

With rising interest in naturalistic planting—in public spaces like New York City’s High Line and private homes like those featured in Planting in a Post-Wild World—the meadow is getting its well-deserved day in the sun. In The American Meadow Garden, John Greenlee and Saxon Holt meditate on the beauty and functionality of cultivating grassland ecologies:

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A garden of Olympic proportions

August 2, 2012

When constructing an Olympic park most of the focus is on the buildings, and perhaps, rightfully so, but England is big garden country and it’s only natural that the London Olympic Park include a garden. To say that England is big garden country is an understatement, it’s more like a country of gardens, 13,000 square […]

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Meadows: You Can Grow That!

May 7, 2012

I was mowing the lawn last weekend, and as I was pushing the mower back and forth, up and down, across my steeply sloped yard, I thought, “I can’t keep doing this. It’s a waste of my time, it’s a waste of my energy and the energy it takes to fuel the mower.” But I […]

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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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