Category Archives: Being Green

A Well-Watered Garden

July 30, 2010

It’s been a long, hot summer. Friends in Europe and Asia have been wilting along with us in the States. (Except for Northern California, that is.) And this is the summer I’m trying my hand at gardening, for the first time ever. Before now, I’ve only grown plants inside the safety and shelter of a […]

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What's with Styrofoam?

July 10, 2010

While I was initially afraid that moving to the South would mean taking a few steps backward in an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, only to be pleasantly surprised when a recycling business started up in our new town the week we moved in, that doesn’t mean that recycling has become a normal part of life here yet. It’ll take some […]

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The Uninspired Tasks

June 3, 2010

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I respond to gardening just like I do with everything else.  I love watching the different colors and shapes unfold as new blooms appear every few weeks, planning how to introduce more riotous color in our backyard. But actually getting dirty and doing the work in this hot, muggy weather . . . […]

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