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Once again, writer Tovah Martin, author of The New Terrarium (reviewed here in 2009), goes where many gardeners fear to tread—within the confines of the average centrally heated American home. …

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What better day than July 4th – our national independence day — to consider the issues surrounding gardening with natives versus gardening with plants of foreign origin? (For the record, …

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Tonight, in celebration of Veterans Day, one huge concert will take place on the National Mall, with headliners like Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna and Eminem. You can watch live it on HBO if …

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First there was news that head White House floral designer Laura Dowling had left her job a few weeks ago, with no fanfare, and no one knew why.  There were …

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  Robyn Brown, a Nashville buddy and talented gardener, told me last week that her garden is under siege by armadillos. I was all ears. The nine-banded armadillos are rooting …

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He’s #1, so far … Whatever may happen over the next months and years, this has surely been a memorable past few days, and I have been as caught up …

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A still image from the Farrner Pirates Kickstarter video. (It will not play.) Admitted: I don’t pay as much attention to the gardening scene as those who actually make their …

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Native plants—a topic that we’ll be discussing for rants to come. In this one from March, 2007, Elizabeth is noting the vast differences between the original environments for these species …

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I recently attended this tour at the U.S. Botanic Garden, despite my doubts that the topic of leaf structures – leaf morphology – would be marvelous, as promised, but darned …

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It was a sorry tomato season.  Never really hot enough.  Too rainy.  For the first time in a long time, I didn’t start my own seedlings, but bought them at …

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