Nature and Gardening with Chris Pax

Hello. I’ll be writing a regular column (or blog entry) here, covering many things from natural history to gardening. I appreciate your interest, and any thoughts you have about what is posted here. You can visit Pax Garden Design here, or go straight to the contact page.

  • Feeling connected to where the wild things areChris Pax January 13, 2014I’ve been thinking lately about how some landscapes make me feel more connected to nature, and others don’t. About the role of human activity, and artistry, in landscape design, vs. […]

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  • Working with Milkweed and MonarchsChristine Pax October 5, 2013“Have you seen any this year?” My fellow gardening friends and I have been asking each other this question. Monarchs have been in the news: their numbers are down, WAY […]

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  • Bringing Nature Home: Doug Tallamy on BiodiversityChris Pax August 17, 2013If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Doug Tallamy in person, I’m pleased to share a link to the excellent video below. Doug is a very articulate voice on […]

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  • On Coneflowers and Color SchemesChris Pax June 28, 2013“This is my goal. I want all my plants to do this!” my friend Shirley announced. We were working in my front garden, and she had come across the New […]

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  • A Screen Porch with a New View Every DayChris Pax May 29, 2013My screen porch in northern Frederick County overlooks a deceptively tranquil-looking native landscape. It’s my favorite place for sipping coffee, because a few seconds into my first, morning “ahhh” I […]

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  • Golden Star: A Cheerful Ground Cover for Woodland GardensChris Pax May 29, 2013Chrysogonum virginianum, or “Golden star” to her friends, is a cheerful, hardworking garden assistant. This little 6” tall Maryland native plant prevents weeds—yes! prevents weeds!—by forming a dense mat of […]

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