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Gardening with Dogs

Gardening with Dogs: Balancing the Needs of Pets and Plants

Having dogs and a garden sounds like a dream. Farmers and hobby gardeners, alike, swear by their faithful “furry” assistants. Monty Don, Britain’s favorite gardener, even wrote a book about his golden retrievers Nell and Nigel, where he says that like gardening, “dogs are the other element of that transplanted desire for older rural harmonies.” …

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Visiting the World’s Greatest Gardens

In Search of Paradise: Visiting the World’s Greatest Gardens

The garden holds an important place in cultures across the globe. As civilizations and man-made environments transformed, the garden evolved to have different meanings, as well. The Persians called it the “bridge connecting the worlds of matter and meaning.” Francis Bacon described it as the “purest of human pleasures,” and the greatest refreshment to the …

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Wildlife Sanctuary

Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary in Your Backyard

Featured Image from: Eracaperealty When we think of a wildlife sanctuary, we envision an ancient woodland where all sorts of creatures take up residence in different levels of vegetation. Birds and squirrels gliding from one tree to another, preys and predators hopping about in the understory, fungi and bacteria eating off deadwood and critters and …

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