Invasion Of The Unwanted Aliens

EITHER WRONG QUESTIONS OR NO QUESTIONS BEING ASKED IN THE WORLD OF HORTICULTURE

Posted: June 30, 2013 at 12:39 a.m.

“It is now within the power of individual gardeners to do something that we all dream of doing: to make a difference. In this case, the “difference” will be to the future of biodiversity, to the native plants and animals of North America and the ecosystems that sustain them.” — Douglas Tallamy Bringing Nature Home Yard work” does not carry the same cachet that “gardening” does, probably because pulling weeds, setting up watering systems, wheelbarrowing heavy loads and doing all the other strenuous ground work needed for food production or fl ower glory is not very rewarding. This labor is gardening, too, of course, but I’ve come to realize if I had been smarter over the years, I would be spending a greater percentage of my time with the more enjoyable aspects of digging in the dirt instead of always being in a battle to the death with certain plants.

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Opinion, Pages 13 on 06/30/2013