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Neither an Influencer nor a Follower be

Guest Rant by Marianne Willburn Tesselaar’s Blue Storm Agapanthus is worth growing because it’s a high-impact, no-nonsense plant, not because it typifies the 2016 Color of the Year “Serenity” – photo credit: ...

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Clinging to big chem

My CSA: no spraying here Glyphosate and neonics—herbicides and pesticides contested as benign by most of big ag and big gardening— were in the news again. The World Health Organization’s International Agency ...

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Treasure the Winter Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market here in Boise lines the street for three city blocks and features local arts and crafts in addition to plant and animal products. Sadly, it is closed January through ...

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When she’s not gardening

This is Ellie. As I was driving into work today, I listened to an account of a small solidarity protest held in front of the company that operates our local water system. ...

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Bluestone says good riddance

Pot image by Shutterstock To plastic pots, that is. According to a press release I just got, Bluestone is the first perennial nursery to com­pletely replace plastic growing pots with biodegradable media.  ...

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Designing with your hoe

More than three decades ago, my wife-to-be dragged me kicking and screaming to central Texas, where she had a job at a scientific research institute. A born and bred Yankee, I had ...

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On Top of the Daylily World

David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss on top of the Daylily World in early December. David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss helped smooth my horrible mood swings with daylilies. I had loved a few ...

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