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Archive for June, 2008


   Jun 27

Michael Pollan: We think, therefore we eat

Here’s an interesting interview with Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In the interview, he discusses the shift in our eating habits and practices, and the influence of the food industry on our conception of what it means to nourish […]

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   Jun 25

Consider a bee garden

With all the buzz about creating butterfly gardens, it seems as though our other flying friends have been left out in the cold. As a result of wide-spread pesticide use, aggravated by a virus that attacks their immune system, populations of honey bees have been reduced by one-third over the past several years. Called “Colony […]

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   Jun 23

It’s Easy Being Green with Sprig

Check out this new website from the Washington Post called Sprig. They’ve got great articles on food, home, fashion, and beauty…all, the green way! You’ll also find videos with useful health and beauty tips, and interviews with today’s eco-celebrities (if there is such a thing). http://www.sprig.com/

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   Jun 22

Planters: How’s YOUR Osteospermum?

Remember back to April? It was cool. Rain was regular. And we created patio planters in our Wisteria meeting at the garden club. I’m sure you’ve all taken great care of your little pots full of color. So let’s see how they are doing. The picture to the left is the planter I brought as […]

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   Jun 18

Air Layering Camellias with Howard Rhodes

Air layering is the process of propagating new camellias from previously established plants. The ancient Chinese developed a variation of this process by burying the branch of a living camellia under the ground to produce new roots. Instead of having to wait several years for the camellia to reach a moderate size, air layering will […]

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   Jun 18

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Grocery bill got you down? Support our local farmers by shopping at the Downtown Marketplace. Open every Saturday (March through December) from 8 AM to 2 PM, the Downtown Marketplace features arts and crafts by local artisans, great food, live music, and fresh produce. For more information, please visit: http://www.downtownmarket.com/ You can also visit the […]

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   Jun 12

Vermiculture: Composting with Worms

Join us for our program on composting with worms at Ladybird Organics at the Monticello Vineyards & Winery. Program is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be a carpool from Laura’s house. Pre-registration is required.

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   Jun 11

Visit To Jim West’s Lincoln Plant Sale

For those of you who didn’t make it to the Lincoln plant sale after our last meeting, I’m posting the pictures of the trellis Jim described. As you can tell, it’s in its infancy. He’s stretched some wire and string for the plants to climb up on. He explained that once the vines get big […]

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   Jun 11

Green Podcasts: The Future is Now

I know I’m about 4 years behind with the podcast thing, but I’ve recently become obsessed with them. If you’ve got some time to kill and you’ve got iTunes installed, check out the tons of great (and FREE) podcasts at the iTunes Store. A couple of my personal recommendations are GreenLiving.com’s Green Talk Radio and […]

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   Jun 11

Greetings, Wisteria!

Welcome to our official garden circle website. On this website, you’ll find important club and circle information, schedules, photos, and links to great gardening, conservation, and nature articles. You can post your own articles and photos here as well. So, enjoy…and welcome to the 21st century of gardening!

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