Tag: mulch

Leaf Litter Is Perfectly Natural

UNITED STATES—Forests lack gardeners. In the wild, there is no one to rake fallen leaves or blow them away. Foliage falls from trees and...

Mulch Is Imitation Of Nature

UNITED STATES—Every living thing in our gardens came from the wild somewhere. A few plants might be natives trying to adapt to synthetic landscapes....

Mulch Suits Autumn Quite Naturally

UNITED STATES—It is silly for us to think that we know more about gardening that the plants who live out in the garden full...

To Mulch Is Not Enough

UNITED STATES—Most plants would prefer the real thing; how they do it in the wild. They drop their leaves, flowers and twigs. Deciduous plants...

Two Birds With Many Stones

UNITED STATES—Fads are not necessarily bad ideas. Some evolve out of good ideas. Others are recycled old ideas that worked. The current popularity of...

Much Ado About Mulch

UNITED STATES—Mulch was not invented by humans. Most plants make some sort of mulch naturally. Even desert plants that live on bare ground shed...

Plants To Cover New Ground

UNITED STATES—Lawn is both the most common and the most horticulturally incorrect of landscape features. Not many landscapes lack lawn. After all, it is...
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