A decade ago, when I first began to garden, Sweet Peet® found me. An experienced gardener gave me a sample in a little pail. She said, “Try this.” I scooped up a handful, felt its richness and texture, sniffed its earthy, organic aroma, responded to its deep brown color – and was permanently smitten. Quite simply, I have never used another product for my mulch. My Hudson River Valley garden has grown over the years to include flowering trees, conifers, perennials, bulbs, fruit and vegetables. Sweet Peet® feeds all my plants, suppresses weeds and dresses my garden to confirm that Nature is my partner. I buy it by the truckload every spring and feel secure when a great pile is always at the ready. Try Sweet Peet®, like I did. You and your garden will love it.
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Books by Starr Ockenga:
EARTH ON HER HANDS: The American Woman in Her Garden
Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York, NY 1998
Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York, NY 2002
(image: ‘Charmeur’ by Starr Ockenga.)