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The Farmer’s Market here in Boise lines the street for three city blocks and features local arts and crafts in addition to plant and animal products. Sadly, it is closed …

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Two items in Sunday’s papers caught my interest, and possibly yours.  “Metro edict choking Phantom Planter’s blooms” in the Washington Post really warmed my heart – except for the part …

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This is the dominant native plant community in Southern California. It is beautiful, but it is not a garden. I am ruining the world. Because I like pretty plants. Because …

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Guest Rant by Will Raap   Honey bees and wild pollinators need your help and need it now. Gardeners know that good pollination makes for better crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, apples …

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He’s holding a daisy, his maker cobbled him together from unnatural things – and nobody can predict when he’s going to lose it and create much badness! Happy Halloween. I …

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St. Phillips Episcopal Church A few years ago, the father of a friend lay near death, and there were the usual matters to clean up before the end. His last …

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My little one and my father transplanting a Chinese herb by Guest Author Wendy Kiang-Spray I had a great neighbor who has since moved away. The first day we met …

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Okay, folks! Your devoted correspondent is on a book tour for the next couple of months.  I’d love to stay and chat, but instead I’m going to furnish you with …

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Nebraska Prairie Guest Rant by Benjamin Vogt It’s late July and I’ve finally seen my first monarch butterfly, but only after the Liatris ligulistylis started blooming. This is a very, …

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Years ago I visited the Scott Arboretum to learn about alternatives to lawn and see the ones they were growing there.  (Here’s my 2008 report.)  Last month I returned for …

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