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WATTLE

An old construction technique that’s perfect for the modern garden Story and Photos by Cynthia Wood If you’ve visited historical gardens, you’ve probably noticed fences that resemble wooden croquet wickets. These are variations of wattle, an ancient craft that’s been practiced in England and Europe since the Bronze Age.  Although wattle was traditionally made with …

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BARE ROOT BASICS

Don’t be afraid to get bare root plants! Story by Helen Newling Lawson You’ve finally tracked down that plant your local nurseries don’t carry, and at a great price to boot! But the description says, “Ships bare root.” Not sure what that means? Or are you afraid of getting a bunch of dead-looking roots that …

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