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Gentle Gardener
near Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
http://www.gentlegardener.com
Interests: organic gardening, permaculture, landscape design, conservation, family farm, sustainable horticulture
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If your username is not shown below & you have submitted comments before on dailypress.com, (1) click here to login to your dailypress.com account, (2) submit your email and password info and (3) refresh the browser window (click the F5 key). via www.dailypress.com VSLD Certified Designer Peggy Krapf Photo of... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2013 at gentle gardener: green
If your username is not shown below & you have submitted comments before on dailypress.com, (1) click here to login to your dailypress.com account, (2) submit your email and password info and (3) refresh the browser window (click the F5 key). via www.dailypress.com Hakenochloa (sp?) 'All Gold' Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2013 at gentle gardener: green
Nine shrubs and groundcovers with various shades of yellow and gold foliage -- all meant to brighten the garden -- are featured in this year's Beautiful Gardens lineup for Virginia gardeners. via www.dailypress.com Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA) Beautiful Gardens Program: Bright Chartreuse for Shade Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2013 at gentle gardener: green
To enjoy these benefits, communities must be willing to invest in the proper selection, planting, and maintenance of street trees. Poorly designed planting spaces, inappropriate species, and limited preventive maintenance contribute to unhealthy street trees and diminish their value for communities. However, research has shown that properly managed street trees... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
When Dave Nowak of the U.S. Forest Service and Scott Maco of Davey Tree Expert Company began collaborating on the creation of a suite of urban forest analysis tools called i-Tree, they imagined that users would be mostly city foresters from the United States. via blogs.usda.gov iTree is a great... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
"Avoid Abstractification" and "'Make Real Stuff": Temple Grandin's truth-telling is the antidote for those would render simple problems complex and abstract. Continue reading
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Reblogged Apr 18, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
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This is only a test: soil testing for sustainable site management Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
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Dishing the Dirt on Soil: Spring Reminder for River and Bay Friendly Yards Continue reading
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http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2012/03/grass-path-art.html. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
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countdown to Spring: personal garden Coach. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
Each February the Piedmont Landscape Association in central Virginia creates a Valentine to the plant world and its workers: the growers, designers, plantsmen and plantswomen who paint in plants. via gentlegardener.typepad.com Doug Tallamy here today in Barboursville, courtesy Dolley Madison Garden Club. FREE 2PM. Local growers designers and those who... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 13, 2012 at gentle gardener: green
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via www.nytimes.com Just the facts, ma'am: 6.1trillion out of 14.3 trillion - almost half - because of Dubya, Cheney and their misadventures abroad and at home. The anemic stimuli the States spent on anyway projects and subsequently cut or abandoned maintaining a pittance in comparison. Who holds the Debt? 3.6trillion... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 30, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
Think weather in southeast us getting more extreme...hotter in summer and colder in winter? It's not just perception but reality, per NOAA maps Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
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For weddings and events as pleasing to Nature to the Eye, Gentle Gardener Green Design collaborates with Stonefire Station to create dessert to celebrate the conclusion of the #Orange Wedding Tour 2011 for forty wedding & event planners, photographers and media types. Continue reading
Reblogged May 26, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
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Buy Fresh Buy Local has been Gentle Gardener Green Design's philosophy since day one. Continue reading
Reblogged May 25, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
Gentle Gardener is now following The Flower Cupboard
May 20, 2011
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Gentle Gardener Green Design: For Weddings and Events as Pleasing to Nature as to the Eye Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
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Dr. Tallamy and his researchers provide a list of the top 20 woody trees and shrubs and top 20 herbaceous perennials, grasses, forbs for supporting biodiversity in the midAtlantic. Here's to Bringing Nature Home. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Chemical changes in tree leaves subjected to warmer, drier conditions that could result from climate change may reduce the availability of soil nutrients, according to a Purdue University study. via www.purdue.edu Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. This research is actually an... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 10, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
Rain Garden Design Templates [BETA v1] via www.lowimpactdevelopment.org great templates not just for rain gardens, but for native plant designs that can withstand Virginia's notorious weather extremes - from inundation to drought. Great service to all by LID Center and grant funding by NFWF. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
Friday, April 8 via latitude38llc.com Thanks to Blue Ridge Home Builders Associaton for keeping the "Green Matters" series of talks going in #Cville. See you 5pm Friday afternoon at the JPJ for native plants & sustainable landscapes discussion. Eye Candy will be served by Gentle Gardener Green Design. Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
Understanding what lies beneath what we see in our gardens is the critical step to successful planting. Not only do we want to plant more plants to cover and protect the soil to keep it from eroding and washing into streams, we want to boost the soils to help plants... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 5, 2011 at gentle gardener: green
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Gentle Gardener Green Design will launch an educational campaign entitled 'Is Grass always the “Greenest” Choice? Sustainable Alternatives to Turf Grass for Healthy Gardens, Waterways, Rivers and Bay' via a lecture on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Central Regional Rappahannock Library, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA. The free event is open to the public. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at gentle gardener: green