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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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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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  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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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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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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Should this be my new job title? (as an aside, this is a lot of lawn for drought ridden Southern California – please be reassured that I have talked the …

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Strawbale raised bed with trellising in place and seedlings planted. One year, three friends and I decided to make a vegetable garden together. It would be built on one of …

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Guest Rant by Janet Belding Cape Cod is being eaten each year, not by Jaws nipping at the coastline, but by forces away from the beach, high in the treetops. …

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