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One of many fabulous hellstrip gardens on Buffalo’s Garden Walk. How could I NOT love Hellstrip Gardening?  The subject is fun and inspiring, and I’m a long-time fan of the …

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This bouquet features three types of Oregon-grown roses: ‘Prestige’ red roses, ‘Black Baccara’ wine-red roses, and ‘Gracia’ pink spray roses. Plus, some multiflora rose hips and rosemary foliage for a …

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The New York Times ran a piece this week about the results of federal legislation mandating healthier school lunches beginning this year. Because of puritanical restrictions on fat and salt, …

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  Mary Vaananen, a Jelitto Perennial Seeds colleague, emailed sad news on my first day in Florence, Italy. Judith Tyler had died. Jude was a longtime friend. She and her …

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Future perfect Though gardeners are supposed to put down roots, I’ve made an awful lot of vegetable gardens in the last decade. When I first bought a weekend place in …

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Bees forage on fall-blooming winter savory (Satureja montana). Worldwide, there’s a growing awareness of the value of pollinators, which is heartening for those of us who love food and biological …

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  Guest Ranter Scott Beuerlein inherited 300 hostas from a divorcée many years ago. He doesn’t know the name of a single one. There’s more to life.   I have …

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