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Design a Stroll Garden

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If you have enough space, a stroll garden can be a rewarding replacement for much or all of your lawn. It will introduce secret delights and their anticipation, promote contemplation, and draw you and your visitors out among the plants. The Physical Journey In her motivational book The Inward Garden, landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy […]

3 Solar Lighting Ideas You Can Use Tonight

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The warm days of summer present many opportunities for outdoor activities and fun in the sun, either at home or away. When at home, you can do things like have a backyard barbeque with family and friends, catch a tan by the pool, or work in the garden. As nighttime falls however, it’s usually time […]

4 Edible Landscaping Ideas

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Introduce edible plants into your landscape. Michael Seliga, owner of Cascadian Edible Landscapes shares his tips for introducing edible plants into your landscape. Sneaking a few perennial edibles into your vegetable garden, and even your ornamental borders, cuts down on work and increases the amount of food you can harvest. Start with herbs. “Herbs are expensive […]

Edible Flowers: Grow them in your garden — eat them in your salad.

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Edible flowers add a special touch to salads. Once the salad has been tossed with dressing, pick off petals from edible flowers and toss them on top. Many flowers have a strong flavor, so use a light hand when adding them to your greens. Nasturtium Available in a scope of colors. Both flowers and leaves […]

14 Simple Gardening Tips and Tricks

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From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails, master gardener Paul James shares his top 14 tips and shortcuts to make spring gardening a breeze. 1. To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, combine equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the […]

Suffolk County Tests Wastewater Treatment Technology in Sag Harbor

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On Monday, August 27, Suffolk County officials in conjunction with Sag Harbor Village and the Southampton-based Evergreen Wastewater Treatment Systems, Inc. installed Global Water’s Wastewater Recycling Test system at the Sag Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant on Bay Street. According to Damon Futterman of Evergreen Wastewater Treatment Systems, Inc. the “green” wastewater recycling system is one […]

Suffolk County Tests Wastewater Treatment Technology in Sag Harbor

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On Monday, August 27, Suffolk County officials in conjunction with Sag Harbor Village and the Southampton-based Evergreen Wastewater Treatment Systems, Inc. installed Global Water’s Wastewater Recycling Test system at the Sag Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant on Bay Street. According to Damon Futterman of Evergreen Wastewater Treatment Systems, Inc. the “green” wastewater recycling system is one […]

Water-Saving Ideas For Your Garden

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Simple xeriscaping techniques have a big impact. Nature usually knows best. When it comes to designing our backyards, we can all emulate nature by using xeriscape techniques, a term coined to describe creative landscaping practices that minimize the use of water. Many assume that xeriscaping means growing only cacti and yuccas, or covering the soil […]

New Generation Discovers Grow-It-Yourself Dyes

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When you are a practicing alchemist, as Sasha Duerr is, strangers will often ask you to demonstrate your powers by heating up a caldron in the yard. It’s a living, and Ms. Duerr is usually happy to give it a try. On a recent Monday afternoon, she had arranged to spark up three propane camp […]

Weeds You Can Eat: Bamboo

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One person’s weed-filled lawn is another person’s salad bar. This familiar plant, made into everything from floorboards to pajamas, is actually a type of grass. And if anyone near you has ever planted any (it’s actually grown by U.S. farmers in warm climates and even as far north as New England), there’s a good chance […]