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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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  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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CONTEST CLOSED!!!!! Image courtesy of Shutterstock Before Christmas, my husband and I had dinner with the wildflower queen herself, Miriam Goldberger, and her husband Paul Jenkins. We see them once …

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Like most of humanity, I am a largely inexplicable and highly individual mixture of profligacy and frugality.  I think I should only wear the nicest Italian shoes, which are no …

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A Lake Erie beach. It would be nice if someday people could swim here. Of course, it’s very good that the White House and the National Park Foundation have decided …

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