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London Plane Tree: East Meets West

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in plant parts, Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

London Plane Tree: East Meets West

London plane trees decorate streets all over the world. Hardy hybrids of American sycamore and oriental plane trees, they defy smog and traffic.

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A Sea Change

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

A Sea Change

I’ve blended my blog with my website (www.anitasanchez.com) so when you visit Unmowed.com you’ll be taken to anitasanchez.com.

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Dandelion: Easy to Grow

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in edible, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Dandelion: Easy to Grow

All winter and spring I try and try to get plants to grow. I pamper cranky houseplants, sprinkle seeds into pots and encourage them to grow into seedlings. I cheer for each crocus that pokes up through the snow, celebrate each brave hint of green, the first blade of grass, the first violet… Then BAM. The end of May hits like a freight train, and now we have to spend the rest of the summer beating the plants back. Everyone’s out on their riding mowers, trying to get the lawn under control. With all this rain, the grass is growing so fast you can almost see it. The weeds are already eating the...

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Rain, Rain!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in spring, Uncategorized, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Rain, Rain!

Long ago, I used to work with a gentleman some of you may remember–a very gentle man, named Ray Falconer. He was a meteorologist, the weather guru on public radio, and he used to give the most amazingly detailed and enthusiastic weather reports I’ve ever heard. Rain, sun, cloudy, mild, hurricane, fog, hail, whatever–the guy just loved weather. If you bumped into him and casually remarked “Nice day,” you had to be prepared to listen to a twenty-minute dissertation on high pressure and warm fronts. Anyway, he once told me that in the course of his research he had looked over the statistics for...

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