Hot Off the Press: Hellstrip Gardening

This review originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Northern Gardener. Consider yourself lucky if you’re not familiar with the term hellstrip. It’s one of the names urban gardeners use to describe the land between the street and the sidewalk. Until recently, most such areas were somewhere on the spectrum between worn sod and…

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Garden Book Review: Beautiful No-Mow Yards

I’ve been meaning to review Evelyn J. Hadden’s latest book on creating yards with less or no lawn ever since she spoke at my hometown library last spring. Beautiful No-Mow Yards is Hadden’s second book on alternatives to turf, a subject she has been promoting for years. A Twin Cities resident, Hadden has become a…

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