Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Note on WordPress Ads Masquerading as Legitimate Links

It seems that WordPress is indiscriminately adding advertisements to any blog that doesn’t wish to pay a $30.00 no-ad fee. These ads are being placed to make them appear as though they are suggested links or have some relevance to the particular post.  Many WordPress blog … Continue reading

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Creating an American Potager, Part III

So far in this series, we’ve discussed the traditions of the potager, Rosemary Verey’s deservedly popular interpretation of the concept, design alternatives for gardeners in climates less hospitable than Verey’s Zone 7, and possible American interpretations of the classic potager. … Continue reading

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Creating an American Potager, Part II

Gardeners in Hardiness Zones 5 and 6 need to be creative in designing a potager. No cute little boxwood hedges lining the beds for us—they probably won’t make it through the first tough winter. Also, maintaining the hedge is a job … Continue reading

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Creating an American Potager, Part I

The French word “potager” (poh—tah—zhay′) translates to “kitchen garden”, although, colloquially, the term has come to denote an ornamental kitchen garden. Likewise, the French word “parterre” simply means “flower garden”, but, again, common usage of parterre generally refers to formal, symmetrical … Continue reading

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