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Bioswale & Rain Garden Design

Let Me Tell You About My Bioswales: Managing Stormwater in Portland Gardens

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You guys: stormwater management is no joke.  As the climate changes, and we have to deal with more frequent and stronger storm surges, it’s something all of us will need to think about in our own gardens.  I’m reading a great book on it right now, actually, Sustainable Stormwater Management: A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design. The author, Tom Liptan, worked via the Bureau of Environmental…

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Love Conifers

My Love Affair with Conifers

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Conifers sometimes get a bad rap.  I regularly hear them disparaged.  People sometimes refer to them as old fashioned, or passé, or worst of all, boring.  Maybe you’re one of those people? Well, sit tight, I hope to change your mind. While I acknowledge that plant fads are worth paying attention to, and knowing what’s trendy can be important, at the end of the day, I’m…

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