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I seldom sit in my garden. There are too many distractions. I have spots where I like to sit, but as soon as I plop my weary ass down, I …

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Y’all welcome Friend of Rant William Alexander, with this interesting horticultural report: It seems like I’d just barely picked the apples from my 4-tree orchard at my home in New …

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They might not be a good choice for street containers like this one. Black is the new petunia I saw the black and green ones everywhere last summer, but now …

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Scene of the crime: small heads growing back When my mother heads back to New Jersey after visiting me in upstate New York, she generally gets up very early. She’s …

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Does your area offer regular open gardens for touring? I’d love to see my town of Boise participate in the national Open Garden program operated by the Garden Conservancy, but …

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UPDATE:  Ramble-On Rose wins the book – congratulations!  The random number generator said “16” and her comment is the 16th.  Thanks to everyone for playing, and for your great comments. …

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He had me at “silly on weather.” A retired, Buffalo-based, 30-year broadcaster and longtime meteorologist,  Don Paul still contributes occasionally to the local paper with smart articles like this one. …

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Judging from this scene, it’s probably not a good idea for us to introduce another cat to our household. And no, it’s not that there are two many pictures of …

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Guest Post by Helen Yoest  As a curious gardener and a naturalist, I have always been intrigued by flashy berries hanging from the branches of trees and shrubs. There was …

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Guest Rant by Evelyn Hadden Let’s face it, the outdoors is getting noisier, and not in a good way. It used to be that a person could find calm, quiet …

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