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Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

By on 12 June, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Farming, Food, Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

My favorite place to be this time of year is sitting in the middle of my future vegetables. A cat usually wanders up and plops in my lap and I pull up some weeds that have emerged after the last big rain, but mostly I sit and stare at the wide leaves of the eggplant […]

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Kneel Before Sod

Kneel Before Sod

By on 19 September, 2016 in Gardening, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Let’s be honest: Talking about lawns is not the most exciting thing in the world. Plenty of ink has been spilled about the costs and consequences of America’s obsessions with our yards, ranging from suburbanization and sprawl through the environmental effects of incessant fertilizing and watering. But this is not a polemic about xeriscaping. This […]

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Fall Gardening and Raised bed tutorial

Fall Gardening and Raised bed tutorial

By on 25 September, 2013 in DIY, Gardening, Outdoors, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

It’s officially fall now and the weather has turned cooler.  My tomatoes gave up the ghost a long time ago, but my peppers are probably doing the best they’ve done all year.  That summer heat was just a killer! Once I had pulled up my tomatoes, I realized my little bed needed some work especially […]

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Montgomery’s Tropical Revelation

Montgomery’s Tropical Revelation

By on 12 June, 2013 in Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

In 2001, after I’d just moved to Los Angeles, my brother came out to visit me from New Mexico. Since he loves the zoo, we decided to take a day trip to the San Diego Zoo. I’m not much for zoos, but that place is amazing. After spending the whole day gawking at captive animals […]

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Continuing the Passalong Tradition

Continuing the Passalong Tradition

When those of us who live in Midtown acquired our homes, we may also have became the proud owner of some of the property’s original landscaping. Unfortunately, sometimes these mature shrubs and other plant materials have been lost during the decades for many reasons: lack of care, insect epidemics, drought or maybe some previous residents […]

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Tomato Pruning: Apparently Not a New Concept

Tomato Pruning: Apparently Not a New Concept

By on 29 June, 2012 in Gardening, Outdoors, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Few things are as prototypically  quite as Southern as growing your own tomatoes. Texas songwriter Guy Clark even wrote a great song about it. As such, we gladly welcome MML’s newest writer, Sarah Churchman. Growing tomatoes was nothing new for me when I officially started doing so last year. I had watched my […]

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Urban Farm Harvests More Than Produce

Urban Farm Harvests More Than Produce

I was recently introduced to a Midtown treasure that really took my breath away with positive energy.  I discovered the Full of Life Urban Farm community garden located at the corner of Emerson and Broughton Streets in the Nixon Times neighborhood. This little piece of green paradise is nestled next to the Interstate, adjacent to […]

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Getting Dirty

Getting Dirty

By on 11 April, 2012 in Gardening, Heather Coleman, Outdoors with 0 Comments

There is something about spring that makes even a city girl want to dig in the dirt. I grew up in the country, and we grew most of our own vegetables, freezing and canning them for winter. When my husband and I moved to Midtown, we moved into a house with a ton of beautiful […]

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Know Your Invasive Plants

Know Your Invasive Plants

By on 29 August, 2011 in Gardening, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors with 3 Comments

It’s the end of August. It’s too hot to garden. That’s an established fact for humans and plants alike. Anything you plant now is probably going to die anyway, and you’ll just get all hot out there in the sun, so why bother? This fatalism doesn’t have to be permanent. In the evenings, you can […]

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Neighborhood Heroes

Neighborhood Heroes

One of my fellow agents on July 4th sent me a copy of the Declaration of Independence, which I had not read in a long, long time. And apparently I had never before read — really read — the final sentence: And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection […]

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