Preserving the White House Kitchen Garden

The White House Kitchen Garden was in the news last week, as Michelle Obama dedicated the garden and unveiled other “updates” made to preserve the garden. Via the White House: Making the garden even ...

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Zinnias for Pollinators!

One of Marcia’s zinnia rows, a mix for a variety of pollinators. Her vegetable garden is located behind the zinnias. A recent guest post in defense of butterfly bushes prompted the usual ...

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Someone, Please, Turn Up the Lights

Every year, I go to my local flower and garden show and contort my body into weird yoga poses that don’t exist. Why? Well, it’s not because I’m stretching (which would probably ...

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A Plea for Trees

Tree removal near Louisville’s Bowman Field airport. Mike Hayman photo. A friend of mine, pissed off with the continuing loss of Louisville’s trees, emailed me yesterday, after reading the front page of ...

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Scenes from the Philadelphia Flower Show

It was a great year for the Philadelphia Flower Show, and local photographer Ashley Youwakim is sharing with Rant readers her shots from the show. Captions by Ashley, too. The show’s theme, ...

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