Monday, February 8, 2016
Authors Posts by Kristin Green

Kristin Green

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As a self-proclaimed hardcore garden enthusiast and wannabe plant geek it feels lame to admit that I haven’t come up with any exciting plans for my garden yet. The sun has climbed higher in the sky and the birds...
When I spoke before about being underwhelmed by winter, I probably should have knocked wood. Not that I feel powerful enough to conjure a blizzard, and not that I minded. As storms go, this one (are we calling it...
I read recently that, just as gardeners should learn the lay of the land for at least a year before starting a garden, a new homeowner should move in before repainting. Good advice I would have been much too...
I can hardly believe it’s a new year already. It feels like mere days rather than twelve months since I waxed rhapsodic about visiting greenhouses and using candlelight to cozy winter’s dark nights. And I remember bemoaning the lateness...
A friend who spends part of every fall in an 80º greenhouse caring for a legion of poinsettia plants, recently wondered aloud, “Why?” Why is this persnickety tropical shrub, with giant bracts masquerading as flowers, inextricably tied to Christmas?...
I’m going to bet that most of you have heard of the Slow Food Movement by now. Almost everyone I know has made a conscious shift away from processed “fast” food to sustainable, locally grown whole-food sources. We’re eager...
I’m having a little trouble adjusting to the change in the seasons. Part of me is so ready for a break from the busyness of gardening that I wish it would snow already. But then when flakes actually fell,...
I have been fascinated by plants and the way they grow ever since, as a sophomore in college, I almost killed one. After reviving that poor ficus, I went on to grow, propagate, enjoy, write about, and kill a...
What was it I said about bringing fewer plants back inside for the winter? I seem to have lost my resolve. Weeks ago, when I was on a tear to be tidy I did throw a couple of plants...
I lived in blissful denial for most of the summer, thinking that our periodic rain showers, always overnight or when I needed to go back inside and clean the kitchen, were making a dent. They were not, though the...
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