Garden

You might recycle your cans and bottles or install energy-efficient LED bulbs, but have you taken extra steps to ensure that your home’s landscape is doing all it can to help the environment?

As an intensive care nurse at one of the area’s busiest hospitals for decades, Glenda Cartney spent her days tending to the sickest patients, those souls who often teetered precariously between life and death.

The English philosopher Francis Bacon once mused, “Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” For the devoted gardener, that sentiment comes as no surprise.