• Posts Tagged ‘oaks’

    Sitting…looking up at oaks

    by  • May 6, 2011 • Plant Profiles, Sierra Foothills

    The Oaks of the Sierra foothills “I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again ‘I know that that’s a tree’, pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: ‘This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.” —...

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    Creating a long lasting garden

    by  • March 4, 2011 • Design, Garden

    Three levels, from right, cultivated Mediterranean and native plants, below path, introduced natives and beyond the bench, natural

    A common word in gardening this decade is ‘sustainable’; sustainable gardening is using the principles of ecological wisdom.  When planting and puttering in my garden, which is two acres planted with CA natives, Mediterranean plants close to the house and natural groomed forest beyond, I think of this. How do I also create a...

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