Tag Archives: Green

When white isn’t really white

I got a call from one of my subs… “It looks green”, he said, with not a small measure of panic in his voice. Calls like that are always unnerving, but over the years, I have learned to trust my … Continue reading

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Fall foliage, berries, and a few blooms too…

How I could completely miss both October Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up is beyond my comprehension. When I finally realized it, and wandered out back to survey the garden, I realized I had indeed missed a bunch of things out … Continue reading

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Going gaga over green flowers

The delight of the out-of-the-blue, sudden blossoming of one of my cacti a few weeks ago – for the first time in seven years! – carried with it another surprise… The flowers were green! How cool! Their obvious oddball appeal … Continue reading

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From field to finishes – agricultural waste transformed!

In a world of dwindling resources, shrinking forests and threatened ecological habitats, it is more important than ever to embrace sustainable, environmentally sound alternatives, and find ways to reduce waste. In my quest to become a full-fledged locavore, and make … Continue reading


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The beauty of clean, Green E-board – put the leftovers on your roses!

Did you know that we here in the U.S. throw out 221.7 million tons of garbage – every DAY!!! A whopping 20% of that comes from the building and construction industry! So not surprisingly, when I find a product or … Continue reading

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The grass really is greener, but…

The discussion came up at my kids’ school of replacing some more of the blacktop with greenspace. The idea is to fundraise and write grants to make it happen, as naturally there is no money for anything extra – at … Continue reading

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Musings on Emerald – the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year

Few things are as subjective as color. It has been several months since Pantone released their “Color of the Year” for 2013 – Emerald. Still, I don’t see that bluish green swath of color relating much to the hue that … Continue reading

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Cut your heating bill in half!

Came across this wonderful solution to short growing seasons in the North! The architect Bengt Warne was w-a-y ahead of his time when he designed and built this house in 1976. Check it out here: http://inhabitat.com/naturhus-an-entire-house-wrapped-in-its-own-private-greenhouse/

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How cool is this? Super-strong, über-green German building material!

November 18, 2010 Sometimes, just considering the awe-inspiring properties of some of the new materials available on the market, offers an exhilarating exercise in beautiful possibilities! For the collective benefit of us all, brilliant engineers at the German company Consido … Continue reading

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Lyptus – is it really as green as we want it to be?

22 August 2010 There is a great, sustainable wood option out there, that the trade refers to as Lyptus. It is a fast-growing, plantation-grown tree that is a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus. It is successfully used in reforestation … Continue reading

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