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Anne Bowe

Bring your backyard to life by planting for butterflies, birds,bees and other pollinators... more

Apr 2, 2015 4:28 PM Community

Many of us are adding to our landscaping this time of year, making plant choices to increase the beauty of our homes in years to come. Flowering trees are often at the top of the list.... more

Jul 8, 2013 2:33 PM Community

Many of us are adding to our landscaping this time of year, making plant choices to increase the beauty of our homes in years to come. Flowering trees are often at the top of the list.... more

Jul 8, 2013 1:44 PM Arts & Culture

Heuchera is a great go-to perennial, not so much for the tiny flower spikes but for the gorgeous leaf colors. They can work as focal points, garden bed filler or groundcover, and they... more

May 30, 2013 1:55 PM Community

Heuchera is a great go-to perennial, not so much for the tiny flower spikes but for the gorgeous leaf colors. They can work as focal points, garden bed filler or groundcover, and they... more

May 29, 2013 3:42 PM Arts & Culture

Sprouting weeds are one of the first signs of spring, but unlike other buds and blooms, we tend not to welcome these plants. There are three weedy plants that clients invariably ask me... more

May 1, 2013 6:52 PM Community

Sprouting weeds are one of the first signs of spring, but unlike other buds and blooms, we tend not to welcome these plants. There are three weedy plants that clients invariably ask me... more

May 1, 2013 3:53 PM Arts & Culture

Okay, all you lawn nerds out there, this one’s for you – an entire article devoted to the mysteries of thatch. What, exactly, is thatch? Is it always a problem? Do grass clippings cause thatch?Thatch is a distinct layer of... more

Apr 8, 2013 8:22 PM Arts & Culture

Okay, all you lawn nerds out there, this one’s for you – an entire article devoted to the mysteries of thatch. What, exactly, is thatch? Is it always a problem? Do grass clippings cause thatch?Thatch is a distinct layer of... more

Apr 8, 2013 7:35 PM Community

Is your neighbor’s grass always greener? Thicker? More weed free? Does this make you think your neighbor’s grass is better than yours? It’s likely that I think about grass in a different way from some of you. I’m happy to see... more

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 PM Community

Is your neighbor’s grass always greener? Thicker? More weed free? Does this make you think your neighbor’s grass is better than yours? It’s likely that I think about grass in a different way from some of you. I’m happy to see... more

Feb 28, 2013 9:00 PM Arts & Culture

Boxwood are everywhere in the Lexington landscape. Nonetheless, I’ll bet you haven’t been properly introduced. What do you really know about this familiar neighbor?First off, you might not have your neighbor’s name quite... more

Feb 1, 2013 4:32 PM Community

Boxwood are everywhere in the Lexington landscape. Nonetheless, I’ll bet you haven’t been properly introduced. What do you really know about this familiar neighbor?First off, you might not have your neighbor’s name quite... more

Feb 1, 2013 3:58 PM Arts & Culture

When the weather gets cold and deciduous plants have lost their leaves, it’s easy to appreciate some evergreen presence in the garden. While groundcover plants that keep their leaves... more

Dec 21, 2012 3:20 PM Arts & Culture

When the weather gets cold and deciduous plants have lost their leaves, it’s easy to appreciate some evergreen presence in the garden. While groundcover plants that keep their leaves... more

Dec 21, 2012 2:53 PM Community

Tried and true essentials the gardeners in your life would enjoyRecently I was asked for gift suggestions for a gardener. The question was phrased, “When you do gardening work, what tools do you always want... more

Nov 26, 2012 3:28 PM Community

Fall has special meaning for gardeners. When I look out my back window, I see the fluffy blooms of the native grass prairie dropseed sparkling in the autumn light, set off by a blazing... more

Nov 2, 2012 2:58 PM Community

Fall has special meaning for gardeners. When I look out my back window, I see the fluffy blooms of the native grass prairie dropseed sparkling in the autumn light, set off by a blazing... more

Oct 31, 2012 7:27 PM Arts & Culture

Now is the time to add trees to the landscapeHere we are in fall, such a beautiful season – and a great time to plant trees. The mellowness of autumn benefits... more

Oct 4, 2012 3:01 PM Community

Now is the time to add trees to the landscapeHere we are in fall, such a beautiful season – and a great time to plant trees. The mellowness of autumn benefits... more

Oct 4, 2012 1:14 PM Arts & Culture