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From a recent visitor to the  White House, to be more precise.  Yes, that’s me standing beneath the presidential seal (major photo-op), and on the left is the grand north …

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An article published Jan 6, 2014 in The New York Times (‘Mutant Petunias Sing the Blues’) about some exciting new research on the evolution of blue color of some garden …

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A recent visit to the 40-year-old, 3.5-acre Ruth Bancroft Garden brought home the capacity of a mature stroll garden to serve up mystery and awe. Here’s one of my beefs …

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Aspidistra image courtesy of Shutterstock It’s a term that might best describe gardening in the South. It might best describe all things Southern, come to think of it … but …

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Author’s intentional edible weed garden. Last month found me driving north through the Salinas Valley, a long, narrow lowland known to many as the “salad bowl of the world.” I …

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Dept of Interior photo by Tami Heilemann For just this month a 6-acre strip of lawn on the National Mall has been turned into a portrait in sand and dirt …

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More successful in 2010 I’ve had hens for 5 or 6 years now, and don’t plan on ever living without them again. They’re fluffy and pretty. Their scratch-and-peck is mesmerizing …

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The winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year  have apparently been announced, though from the website and press information online there’s no telling when that happened.  So this …

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My house with trees Why do people hate and fear trees?  It seems incredible, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support such a bizarre conclusion. During a recent afternoon …

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  Many thanks to Beth Evans-Ramos at Mama Knows Her Cocktails for letting us share this bit of deliciousness. Cheers!   My Redventure celery is finally red and ready! I cut my …

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