Tag Archives: Mountain Beavers

This has been a story, and I have been the hero of it

A decade or so ago, my wife said to me: you should have a blog. Blogging was becoming popular, and ‘new media,’ and its practitioners, were darlings of “old” media; some bloggers had book deals, even movies. I laughed and … Continue reading

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Change of Mind, Change of Heart (part three, a change of plan)

In late December and into January, while I waited for the soil to thaw and my special-order mutant Native plants to arrive, I studied up on Mountain Beaver control (this creature, which eats a few hundred dollars a year’s worth … Continue reading

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Replacement, Addition, Enhancement, Again

In my experience, the adaptive response of most common nursery plants, when excessively pruned, is to die.   In a previous life, my wife worked for a decade or so in the wholesale floral industry.  When she expressed an interest in … Continue reading

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