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This month's feature article: Weed, Wild Flower or Garden Flower

Bending over at the hips, or crawling on your knees in the garden, it is the weeds that are the focus of our labor now. Weeds in the garden once were considered harmful, even invasive. The thought was that weeds needed to be destroyed at any cost. Yes, we hate galinsoga, sheep sorrel, bindweed, and hiding under all the rest is that purslane. But being this ‘up-close and personal’ with our plants while weeding does have the benefit of seeing exactly what is going on in our gardens. Read more ...

And this month's Book Review: Weedless Gardening

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