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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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I spotted this in Lake Placid last week. It’s prominently placed on a building owned by the Golden Arrow hotel and there’s a sign installed near the sidewalk that explains …

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Photo (this was taken in May) courtesy of Historic Polonia Preservation District It’s been up around 90 over the past few weeks or so, but a comforting(?) reminder that cooler …

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Female rufous hummingbird on hummingbird mint (Agastache rupestris ‘Acapulco Orange’) in my Boise garden My garden right now is a sensory feast. This morning, I cut the peppermint back from the …

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Friend-of-Rant Benjamin Vogt wrote to tell me about his exciting new project on Indiegogo -ripping out his front lawn and replacing it with a wildlife garden that he’ll use to …

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In June, 2007, we hosted a debate between horticultural professor Jeff Gillman (author of many books, including The Truth Abut Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening) and garden …

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I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but around these parts we still have a few good tomatoes left at the farmers market. So that’s …

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Big rock adding textural interest (and diverse lichens) to a xeriscaped parking strip. Not the kind that goes on your finger. We’re talking boulders here, folks. Specifically, one large boulder …

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