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Making Room for Growth in Your Winter Garden

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There is a beautiful but brief moment in early August when everything is in bloom and the garden feels full and fulfilled. Plenty is the word that comes to mind. There is plenty of everything: ripe tomatoes, brilliant white daisies, fat zucchini, stalwart Black Eyed Susans and so very much sunshine that the world feels perfect.

Then comes the tipping point when vines begin to wither, flowers go to seed, and the weeds grow bigger and bolder than the hot peppers you grew to keep the bugs away. The bugs, by this time, have grown immune to your ecological attempts at keeping them at bay and have taken to eating everything you’ve left alone to ripen on the vine.

This tipping point is so overwhelming, and the heat so overbearing, it is easy to quietly step away for a bit and let the wildness take over.

Given enough........

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