No bouquets at the Olympics this time

No orchids for you, Olympians! Apparently, it did not jive with the Brazil Olympics’ environmental message to give out thousands of cut flowers that would be discarded by their recipients within days. ...

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Chicken Gardens: We Have a Winner!

Thanks, everybody, for your comments in response to my chicken gardening dilemma. Jessi Bloom, author of Free Range Chicken Gardens, chose a winner and offered all kinds of interesting ideas for keeping ...

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Talking up Gardens at the Visitors Bureau

Most public gardens in DC are little known to locals and never promoted to visitors (in contrast to the super-hyped cherry trees or to be exact, their short-lived blossoms).  And unlike most ...

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“Best Philadelphia Flower Show Ever”

Competition co-chairs Alice Bucher and Don Slater at the big show. With the theme of Articulture – the interpretation of art through horticulture – this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show (the oldest continuing ...

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More Garden-Inspired Haiku

Thanks to those of you who enjoyed my garden haiku post last month. Today I have a few more poems to share, inspired by this morning’s beautiful light. my heart cracked open ...

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After the Storm, Chores

The nor’easter that roared up the East Coast recently dumped another foot of snow on our part of Upstate New York. I found myself struggling through drifts thigh-high to get to my ...

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