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My leaves are not as pretty as this. It’s that time of year again—gardeners are getting silly advice from the Wildlife Federation and other nature-centric organizations about why they should …

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Slug traceries — a morning delight in my garden. I don’t enjoy ranting and would much rather rave — about, for example, the glorious iridescent slug traceries on the pavers …

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Both images courtesy of Shutterstock (Image at right is St. Paul, not St. Cloud, closest I could get) What do St. Cloud, Minnesota and Westerly, Rhode Island have in common? …

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One of Marcia’s zinnia rows, a mix for a variety of pollinators. Her vegetable garden is located behind the zinnias. A recent guest post in defense of butterfly bushes prompted …

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Here’s the latest in a series of columns I’m writing for the North Coast Journal. The column is called The Drunken Botanist; my book of the same title will be …

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Recording the soundtrack in my front room with Boise Blues Society Directors.  Thanks, guys!!Left to right: Randy Reese, ‘Mojo’ Mike Witmer, James ‘JT’ Tyler, and Bobby Peters. Though it’s no …

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The Royal Hort Society is holding a debate I’d love to hear.  The topic is: “Are Gardens Art?” and get a load of the line-up of debaters — a critic, …

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by Marianne Wilburn Recently, C.L. Fornari challenged garden writers to consider the way in which we portray the act of gardening.  She asked us to discuss whether our tendency to …

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For Valentine’s Day, Timber Books has invited some bloggers to write anti-valentines to lawns, to help spread the word about Beautiful No-Mow Yards. (Click here to see the anti-Valentines of …

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Roosevelt Island courtesy of Shutterstock Did you read about that wacky garden club on New York’s Roosevelt Island? Things have gone sadly awry at the tiny East River island’s Garden …

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