Category Archives: Books

Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium

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Probably because I grew up in Oklahoma surrounded by prairie, in my twenties I sought out what was different and turned to European garden design for my inspiration.  Now in my early 50’s I have returned to my childhood landscape … Continue reading

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Winter Ramblings

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I like to think of myself and my garden as being in a period of gestation during the winter. Once or twice a day I walk through parts of it on my way to feed the chickens, or as I … Continue reading

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Willow Book Recommendations

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I am still thinking about willows. This spring I plan to make dried willow plant supports on which I will grow sweet peas, string beans, broad beans and possibly peas. There are two books that I recommend on willow structures. … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations

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It’s late February and the light says spring is near, but the weather still says its winter. The birds and I are both in a state. We can taste spring, but we cannot see it. In an effort to move … Continue reading

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Oak trees

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Last winter, I read a book called The Global Forrest by Diana Beresford–Kroeger.  A botanist and medical biochemist Beresford-Kroger is expert on the medicinal, environmental, and nutritional properties of trees.  I have never read a book quite like this one. … Continue reading

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