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To Weed It or to Keep It?

A few years ago, a friend texted me a photo like the one below, asking me if they should pull out this plant—was it a weed?—as it was growing throughout their garden beds.

I usually define a weed as plant growing in a place where humans don’t want it.*

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Pollinators & Nectarines

"The most common way gardeners attempt to connect with insects is by planting for butterflies. It is a noble idea... Sadly, the execution of this enterprise is so often directed by misinformation that we end up having fewer butterflies than we started with."
-Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home

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Planning Our Garden

It's springtime at the Arboretum! and the children in the Let's Get Growing and Garden Palooza mini camp programs have been eagerly learning the Square Foot Gardening method.


Our little gardeners have been busy designing their gardens on paper; learning how to build a 1 x 1 foot square foot garden box; practicing how to sow seed...

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