Category Archives: Native Landscaping

Mowing Tips: How to avoid killing Eastern Box Turtles

DOCUMENTING SIGHTINGS Please document any Eastern box Turtle  sighting for CTDEEP; photograph the upper and undershell, and also the habitat. Note  note the date and location. The  DEEP reporting form can be downloaded from the Endangered Species Section of the … Continue reading

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Water Woes on Drumlins

Water Woes on Drumlins Posted on January 21, 2012 by sigrungadwa What is a drumlin anyway?  A gremlin with an aptitude for percussion?   Seriously, a rounded, elongated hill in the Connecticut landscape is probably a “drumlin”. The best known is … Continue reading

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Ailing from Indoor Air Pollution? Go Outside!

This afternoon I heard on public radio (Faith Middleton Show) that  health problems from indoor air pollution are worst in the most energy efficient, air-tight homes (LEED- certified).  I also heard that on average Americans spend less than 95% of … Continue reading

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Zig-zag Dog Walks

When walking my dog Mackie in our tidy, suburban neighborhood, I zigzag back and forth across the street,  trying to avoid lawns that are aggressively chemical-treated, as Mackie is always “nose to the ground” unless he hears something of interest … Continue reading

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Beech parents

As it’s just a few days past Mother’s day, this blog has a parenting theme. Corny as it sounds, beech parents care for their children, and grow old surrounded by their families. American beech is one of our few full-size … Continue reading

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Clonal Woody Plants

Likely as not, a large thicket of many plants that all look alike is in fact a multitude of clones from just a few plants, that have sent out root suckers. If one is willing to wait five to ten … Continue reading

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