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  Bears loomed large last month in Alaska, but there was more danger lurking for a scrapulation.* Close quarters and too much family togetherness always make for a menacing vacation …

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Following up on last week’s post about the construction of this here cocktail garden, I’ve got a few more pictures to share, along with some lessons learned. But first, this …

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Janet and I in full Bawlmer. The annual orgy of plant worship and fun times – the Perennial Plant Association symposium – is happening in Baltimore this year and the Flock is Gathering – in …

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This sign was attached to a tree near my house. Did you hear or read the Arbor Day reports on the financial benefits of trees? On American Public Media’s Marketplace,  …

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Melting icecap image courtesy of Shutterstock Don’t worry—we’re not starting a new Throwback Tuesday series. But after reading Thomas Christopher’s post detailing his issues with the current USDA plant hardiness …

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As a gardener who has suffered under the shade and roots of three (3) Norway maples planted inextricably in the easeway fronting my house, I can sympathize with those who …

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While some conspiracy theorists believe that shadow organizations such as the Illuminati or the New World Order or the American military-industrial complex are heck-bent on taking over our lives, ProfessorRoush has long suspected that marketing …

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Guest Rant by Mary McAllister When I retired, a daily walk in the park became the high point of every day.  Soon I began to notice that trees in my …

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This is Dave’s urban habitat project (detail) Last week, I posted about a beautiful parking lot that is conserving trees and water. It’s the project of my friend Dave Majewski, …

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A fine mess I’ve been away on vacation for most of the last few weeks, and as is typically true in August, have returned to ridiculous explosions of food, weeds, …

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