May 25, 2016
Fleeing military conscription and a "landless" future in his native Denmark, Jens Jensen fell in love with the vast though fast-disappearing prairies around Chicago, his adopted home. He saw democracy embodied in these open spaces. His life-work became growing "American Gardens" with these American (today we call...
May 10, 2016
Their swooping loopy high-flying aerobatics are a spirit lifter when you see them, especially if you're watching a mature male Martin, feathered out in his iridescent "purple dress." Their unique housing preference, cavities in structures put up on poles that can look, literally, like a miniature rooming-house, has...
May 3, 2016
Inducted into the Garden Writers of America Hall of Fame in2005,
plants his messages eloquentlyinto the minds and hearts
of plant-lovers everywhere. Hisbook
"Teamingwith Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil FoodWeb" is a ground-breaking (ha-ha, Jeff) tour of MotherNature's network of...