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The first alarm about bee-killing pesticides that caught my eye warned of plants that had been sprayed with neonicotinoids doing the killing.  Then petitions like this one got my attention …

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  Because my next book involves plants and booze, I am required to spend a lot of money at liquor stores buying unusual spirits.  It’s terrible, I know, but this …

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    Are you ready for another great Garden Rant Giveaway? Now’s your chance! You could be the lucky winner of Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for …

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Why am I still writing about onions? Because at this time of year, when I’m grumpy about the seed-starting thing…Why won’t those peppers and eggplants germinate?  Why am I spending …

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Tis the season. Indeed, many of you have already attended or ignored your local home & garden/garden-only exhibitions, which are timed to capture the attention of property owners as winter …

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Meet my new neighbor, Lindsey Dodson, who moved into what she calls “My Happy House” after 30 years of apartment living in the city.  When asked about the outfit she’s …

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Let us consider the non-mobile, those who live at a slower speed than humans, those who conduct many “activities of daily living” underground. I’m talking about trees. Bound to its …

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  An agave blossom festooned with pom poms thrusts itself into the sky above The Huntington Desert Garden A person’s relationship with a garden can be one of the most …

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Sigh.  So here’s a perfectly smart and sensible bill that’s going nowhere. Has anyone been following the Highways BEE Act?  It is a revenue-neutral bill (should actually save money) that …

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Pat Sutton (L) with wildlife gardener Mildred Morgan. I bought one of these cool Monarch T-shirts while I was at the Cape May Bird Sanctuary. Many of you wildlife gardeners …

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