Creating a Life of Plenty

July 8, 2014
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A Master Class in Gardening: Part 3, Mount Vernon’s Espaliers and Cordons

Espalier is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame, frequently in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
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Avoiding the “Hungry Times” in style and in small space!

In historic agrarian cultures, the late winter and early spring were known as “The Hungry Times”.  Winter stores of meat have been nearly exhausted or have gone bad due to poor preservation techniques and new crops of spring vegetables were … Continue reading