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Garlic planted!! A hard day's work. 1500 garlic in the ground. Earth connection, food connection, power embodiment, strong body, strong heart. I feel so much gratitude for all this, and for the incredible gift from Doug and Traces for giving me space to be able to grow my increasing garlic crop. ...

This late blooming goldenrod is theeeee place to be if you're a pollinator in my yard these days! ...

Life and death in the garden, showing its face more dramatically in these shortening days. Hanging on to the remnants of the summer garden. ...

My new pollinator border developed well in its first year. Most of the native plants are well past their prime, but these dahlias are still going strong. I planted these as place holders until my native perennials fill out. ...

Oct. 13th, still no frost and eating tomatoes freshly picked from the garden. !!! This is a month longer growing season than last year...so far... ...

I grew a mushroom!!! A couple years ago, a student of mine gifted me some #winecap mycellium to add to my permaculture. Feeling rather pleased to have this addition to the land! ...

#morezinnias #moresleepyfallbees ...

Happy Thanksgiving!! ...

Was in a meadow full of Indian grass, asters, goldenrod (and phragmites) today, and these sweet damselflies were abound!! ...

Listen. Learn. Support. Unite. We are all in this life and on this planet together, and we have a growing awareness that we have an opportunity to honor by doing our best to take steps to grow and be better every day.
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This beauty just began to bloom in my garden. My bulb shipment arrived super late this year, so things are very far behind in the #dahlia department. I add ornamentals like this to act as filler until my native flora establishes. I will keep some of these to compliment the native plants and add to the formality of the garden, which, if it's of concern to folks, can make it easier for neighbours to accept the transition from traditional gardens or lawn to a wildlife-friendly landscape. This is a practice I use in highly visible suburban properties and with clients who want to have #ecofriendlygardens but aren't quite ready to take the full plunge. My rule of thumb for how much non-native is okay to use on a given site is 70% native and 30% non-native (but NEVER invasive plants), as per Doug Tallamy's research on creating landscapes that are #ecologicallyfunctional .

#ecotransition #neighborhoodfriendly #gardeningwithnativeplants #ornamentalgardening #aestheticpleasure #fusiongardening
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Doing some edible landscape design for a client today. Included primarily perennial edibles with companion pollinator-friendly, native flora.

#delawn #suburbanpermaculture #ediblegarden #pollinatorfriendly #perennialvegetables #nativeflora

#aestheticpleasure #ecologicalfunction #ediblefusion

#frenchcurves #gardendesign #rainydaygardenwork #gardenconsultant
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