Month: May 2015

how to grow figs, with lee reich

how to grow figs, with lee reich

IF THERE IS A FRUIT that’s the grail for grow-your-own, it’s the fig-too delicate to ship in peak ripeness, and unsurpassed at just that moment. The fig can be a tricky character, one that readers and listeners often ask for help with, whether they are trying to cheat the Zones […]

life in a (former) one-frog town

life in a (former) one-frog town

INHOSPITABLE. That’s the word my friend out back and I have both been using to describe the mostly rainless weather lately (and we’re invoking some uglier words, too). “There wasn’t one proper Big Night,” he said one morning last week at poolside over breakfast–mine the over-medium with goat cheddar on […]

doodle by andre: gentle reminders

1 October 1, 2016 start the cleanup! Leave especially ornamental or wildlife-friendly plants standing. Don’t act as if you’re vacuuming the living room; clean up beds tactically for maximum enjoyment by you and the birds. 2 3 October 3, 2016 collect, shred, store leaves Gather leaves, and start a leaves-only […]