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September 2002

MY TULIPA
What do you do when you yearn for tulips although you know, deep down, that they're all wrong for your climate? The Underground Gardener digs all the way down to Crete for an answer. Click here

 

October 2002

NURTURING NATURE
For a natural-style garden that's more substance than form, you need to let your plants live to a ripe old age, decay and rot. Ready to laissez-faire? Click here.

 

November 2002

ROOTS
Those plants at the nursery have a past. Should you be inviting them home -- into your garden -- without first doing a little digging? Certainly not. Click here.


December 2002

TRUCE?
In 2001 alone -- in California alone -- 555 million pounds of pesticides were sold in an effort to rub out bugs. In vain. The Underground Gardener rises up with a call to coexist, and an end to perpetual war. Click here.

February 2003

SALAD DAYS
Yum! Perchlorate and chlorine and chemical fertilizers: toss that with your supermarket lettuce for dinner tonight! Perhaps you'd prefer home-grown greens instead. They're a snap to grow from scratch. Click here.


April 2003

THE STRESS TEST
Do you adore your plants, and shower them with water and fertilizer? Tough love is a much better way to raise them. Plus, with the Stress School of Gardening, it's not just plants that benefit. Click here.

June 2003

THE CAPER CRUSADE
Growing caper bushes is a challenge. Stromme should know: she's been trying without success for 23 years. She's learned, though, that the plants need more water and shade than you'd think at the start, and that it's their nature to be cliff-hangers. Click here.


 

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