When That Frost Hits

We had our first frost of fall a few nights ago. The elephant ears (orejas de elefante) were obviously not going to make it. Most people dig up their bulbs, store them in a dry box, and replant them in the spring. I’m lazy about bulbs, so I cover them with leaves and hope to…

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Composting Yet?

My brother and I were talking on the phone the other day and he mentioned the leaves in his yard. He was going to take them to a friend’s house and dump them there. “Start a compost pile,” I told him, for the millionth time. I try to persuade everybody to do it, but usually…

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