Archive for water

Rainwater Harvesting At a Glance

This started out as a blog on installing a rain barrel, but as I looked at information from various sources, it became clear that there’s no way I could do justice to the topic of rain barrels, let alone rainwater harvesting, in a single blog, and there are so many good resources online covering every […]

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When It Rains, It Pours. But What About When It Doesn’t?

In 2018, much of the state of Georgia is still in some phase of drought, including severe in parts of the southeast corner.  Lake Lanier, the source of most of metro Atlanta’s potable water, is only about 7.5 inches below full pond level as of last week.  Things don’t look so bad for us in […]

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Hot Time, Summer In The City (And The Burbs)

First, a brief history of lawns.  Then we’ll rant about how they are the single most wasteful use of water. (Just kidding.  But only a little.)  The word lawn may have evolved from the Middle English word launde, which described a naturally occurring opening between wooded areas, where a variety of low to medium height plants […]

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Staying Alive (Try to get that tune out of your head now.)

So I walked into my favorite plant nursery (you know the one) in early spring, and saw this strapping, young Stewartia pseudocamellia, just popping with flower buds.  Stewartia trees are generally not easy to find, and worth their weight in gold to those of us who love its form, bark, and blossoms.  Of course I […]

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