Is Your Pine Loosing Needles?

It worries me to see this: Those are dead needles, and on an "evergreen", one thinks "dying tree". But no need to worry after all. Even evergreens lose "expired" needles or leaves. Everything that's living and growing will eventually discard dead cells, and that's what's happening here. The "joint" where the needle or leaf meets … Continue reading Is Your Pine Loosing Needles?

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Garden Design–A Primer

So you've got this space, and you'd love to turn it into a sanctuary far from the madding crowd. A few keys to keep in mind when planning or renovating your garden are rest and roam: allow the eye to rest (i.e., not TOO busy, or pauses in the chaos), and provide a route for … Continue reading Garden Design–A Primer