Articles Published by Robert Kourik

NEW YORK TIMES

1995 

Feb. 4

“Roots: Exploding the Myths and Misconceptions”

1997  

Nov. 30

“In the Garden, Science Isn’t Always Exact” 

1997   

Dec. 28

“When Whimsy Gets Loose in the Garden” 

1998

May  03

“A Gardener’s Companion on the China Road” 

1998   

Aug. 09 

“A Golden Rule for Gardening: Do No Harm” 

1998   

June 21 

“Pruning in Shorts and T-Shirt Weather” 

1999   

Feb. 28    

“What Chefs Like, Gardeners Like, Too”

GARDEN DESIGN

1995   

Apr./May   

“Life & Limb, One Man’s Obsession Lives on in California”

1997   

Nov. 

Garden Design  recommended “Bob’s Honest-to-Goodness Newsletter.”

1998   

April 

“Sad Sack, What Lurks in Your bag of 20-20-20” (Toxic fertilizers)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

1993   

March  

“Drip Irrigation Hardware: Selection and Use”

1994   

March  

“Drip Irrigation for Lawns”

1994   

October

“Strategies for Deer Control (Fencing & Deer-Resistant Plants)”

1995   

January      

“Legal Graywater Use in the Landscape”

NATIONAL GARDENING

1986   

June    

“Summer Pruning”

1986   

October     

“The Hole Truth”

1987   

Feb  

“Be a Shrewd Tree Buyer”

1987   

March  

“Avocados Inch Northward”

1987   

April 

“Born-Again Fruit Trees”

1987   

Aug.

“Summertime, and the Prunin' is Easy”

1988   

January      

“The Lessons of Esalen”

1988   

February   

“Clear-Cut Favorites”

1988   

June

“Plain Drains”

1988   

August   

“Tapping into Gray Water”

1988   

October

“Banishing Bambi”

1989   

February   

“Free Fruit Trees”

1989   

April

“Pots & Plants”

1989   

August   

“Xeri-What?” (Critique of xeriscape gardening.)

1989   

Sept.   

“A Shot in the Arm”

1990   

May  

“Drip Dissent”

1990   

August      

“Green Manure Guide”

1991   

March/April

“Tool Handle Hype”

1993   

May/June 

“Vegematic” (Automatic Drip Irrigation)

1995   

May/June 

“Garden Fact...and Fallacy”

1995   

July/Aug.  

“Graywater Update - Garden Science”

1996   

July/Aug.  

“Fabulous Figs”

1998   

Mar./April  

Herbes de Provence”

1998   

May/June 

“Blankets for Erosion Control”

1998   

July/Aug

Garden Science, “Seaweed for Plants”

1998   

July/Aug.  

“Growing Great Garlic”  - Winner of the 1998 Quill & Trowel Award for one of the  best gardening articles of the year from the Garden Writers of Association of America

1999   

Sept./Oct.

“Dry Wells”

 

HARROWSMITH/COUNTRY LIFE

1988   

July/Aug.  

“The Trickle-Down Effect”

1988   

Sept./Oct.

“Ground Rules for Planting Trees”

1989  

December

“The Eclectic Gardener - Doug Gosling"

1989   

March/Apr.   

“Nursery Plants - Rhyme & Reason”

1990    

March/Apr.   

“The Kindest Cuts”

1990   

May/June 

“Asian Pears”  - Winner of the 1990 Quill & Trowel Award for one of the best gardening articles of the year from the Garden Writers of Association of America

 

KITCHEN GARDEN

1996   

June/July 

“Slow Water, Great Gardens”

1997   

Oct./Nov.  

Book review of Creative Vegetable Gardening, by Joy Larkcom

1998   

Nov./Dec. 

“Heavy Metals and Vegetables”

 

HORTICULTURE

1989   

October     

“The Secrets of Peach Pruning”

1991   

April 

“Mesclun - Seasonal Salads with a Mediterranean Twist”

 

FINE GARDENING

1989

July/Aug.  

“Drip Irrigation Basics”

1989   

Nov./Dec 

“Lavender in the Landscape”

1992   

May/June 

“Santolina”

 

GARBAGE MAGAZINE

1989   

Nov./Dec. 

“Compost or What?”

1990   

Jan./Feb   

“Gray Water for Your Garden, Why Throw it Away?”

1990   

Jan./Feb.  

“Toilets - The Low-Flush/No-Flush Story

1990   

March/Apr.   

"Combating Household Pests Without Chemical Warfare”

1990   

May/June 

“Edible Landscaping”

1990   

Sept./Oct. “

“Noxious Naturals”

1990   

Nov./Dec.

“What's So Great About Seattle?”

1991   

Jan./Feb.  

“Burying the Myths of Tree Planting”

1991   

March/Apr.   

“Tracking the Big Drip”

1991   

May/June 

“Drip Irrigation”

1992   

Jan./Feb.  

“As the Worm Turns”

1992   

May/June 

“Flower Power (Attracting Beneficial Insects)”

1992   

July/Aug.  

“Even During Droughts, Cisterns Deliver Rainwater”

1992   

Oct./Nov.  

“Backyard Composting”

1993   

March/Apr.   

“Septics by the Sea”

1993   

June/July 

“Made in the Shade”

1993   

Sept./Oct.

“The Fine Art of Mulching”

1993   

Sept./Oct.

“Impotent Inoculates”

1993   

Nov./Dec. 

“In Bob’s Garden”

1994   

Summer

“Building a Better Toilet”

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