Ministry Of Controversy

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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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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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After much struggle, I have succeeded in getting some chicks into my coop. I picked up a box from the hatchery yesterday at the post office and was able to …

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Tiny Mills End Park in Portland, Oregon There is a friendly dispute going on about who has the smallest…umm…park. That’s a big deal. In the U.S., Portland’s Mill Ends Park …

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Two years ago, I wrote about the milkweed seedlings I rescued from a nearby lawn. They survived the move and have formed a decent-sized stand under a maple tree in …

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I have lived through drought before, but I have never seen anything like what I am witnessing now. I live in what is usually called an “up and coming” community …

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Plant graphic courtesy of Shutterstock Remember subliminal advertising? One of the books that exposed it is Subliminal Seduction, by Wilson Brian Key. The examples in the book use the eternal …

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Master Gardener Clinic at a local Farmers Market Not long ago we had a lively discussions here (145 comments!) in answer to the question:  What do we think of Master …

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